Yes, YOU can learn to be resilient

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Resiliency is the ability to bounce back from challenges and setbacks. It’s a MUST HAVE skill to succeed in life. The sooner your learn how to do it the better; the more you practice it, the better you’ll get.

First, let’s discover how resilient you already are. There are a few free quizzes online. We like this one. However you score, you’ll want to practice and get better. This is definitely a case of more is better.

There are lots of resources online about resiliency. A TED talk is always a good place to start. Here’s one of my favorites. Angela Duckworth left a high-flying job in consulting, to take a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success. Grit is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence. Of course, resilience is a component of grit. Do you know your GRIT score? To learn more, listen to Duckworth interviewed by Ben Fried.

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Resilient people are more likely to take healthy risks because they don’t fear falling short of expectations. They are curious, brave, and trusting of their instincts. They know their limits and they push themselves to step outside of their comfort zones. This helps them reach for their long-term goals and it helps them solve problems independently.

Resilience helps us navigate stressful situations. When we have the skills and the confidence to confront and work through our problems, we learn that we have what it takes to confront difficult issues. The more we bounce back on our own, the more we internalize the message that we are strong and capable.

When you think about building resiliency there are some specific things you want to keep in mind. Check out this graphic. Some areas you may be stronger in than others. Some circumstances in your life may challenge you more than others. The bottom line is this: What can we do together to help you learn to be more resilient? Call us at 800-308-0429. Let’s talk.

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