Resilience is the capacity to recover rapidly from hardship, difficulty, or challenge. Rather than letting failure diminish confidence, resilient individuals use challenges as fuel for learning, growth, and success.
“highly resilient people are flexible, adapt to new circumstances quickly, and thrive in constant change,” says Al Siebert, PhD., “they expect to bounce back and feel confident that they will. They have a knack for creating good luck out of circumstances that many others see as bad luck.”
Resilient people tend to be able to:
- Create their own good luck
- Adapt and thrive in constant change
- See things from other people’s point of view
- Find “silver linings” even in the worst situations
Scientists say that some people are born more resilient than others. However, scientists also say that it is possible to cultivate your levels of resiliency.
How do you build resilience?
- Focus on Positivity: resilient people feel negative and positive emotions simultaneously. This means being able to find a silver lining, even in the worst circumstances.
- Leverage Challenges: see hardship as an opportunity for growth, change, and learning.
- Seek Out Kindness: when you perform acts of kindness, or feel grateful for acts of kindness, important chemicals are released that help to boost your resilience.
- Care for Yourself: good health is a key part of emotional resilience. Eat good food, take mental breaks, and sleep full nights.
- Laugh, laugh, and laugh: humor is a pain-reliever, and when you laugh at a situation, it puts the power back in your hands.
By building resilience in your business environment, it allows you to rebound quickly from setbacks, adapt to changing environments, and learn and grow from mistakes. Resilience helps you build a happier, more rewarding career.