Success in life does not come in a straight road. Some may be lucky to have their successful future carved for them. However, others have to rely on their life experiences to teach them a thing or two before they're able to advance.
Often during the journey of life, we face detours, blocked roads, and dead ends. It takes determination and tenacity to be able to push yourself to keep going. However, it's important to know that just because someone finds themself at the brink of success, the victory itself doesn't make them a good or a better person. They are strong people because they allowed themselves to be shaped by the trials they faced. They developed resilience.
Do you consider yourself a resilient person? You must have heard the story of Thomas Edison and how he invented the lightbulb. In his day, he was ridiculed for failing to achieve . . . well, anything. And yet when he did, he told everyone that he did not discover how to make a light bulb. Rather, he discovered more than a thousand ways how not to do it.
Not everyone has the heart to try and fail and yet still try again; not everyone is resilient. But you can be.
Resilience is not just a matter of persistence, even if the going gets tough. It is also about finding the lesson in every step or stumble. Resilience at work is teaching yourself to try and try again until you get it right. And then, try even harder until things get better.
One of the secrets of resilient people is that they develop certain habits and attitudes. If you want to be resilient, you better be prepared to make changes in your life.
Here are some things you can do to become more resilient:
You become resilient when you continue to push yourself to learn something new, even when it's hard. Gaining knowledge will help you look forward to more advancements in the future.
Using your email inbox as a way to keep track of your responsibilities won't help you become resilient or even organized. Having a succinct list will. It is critical to your success that you can prioritize the things that need to be done first. A priority list based on your judgment puts the control back into your hands.
Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, but this should not hinder anyone from success in life. If you need help with a task, then ask for some. Find yourself a mentor to whom you can look up. Choose someone who can help you develop the skills needed for the job that you want to end up with in the future. Your trusted mentors are your key to finding prosperity.
Success comes to those who surround themselves with inspiration and positivity. If you want to become a good entrepreneur, then you have to surround yourself with those who are already good at running their businesses. In addition, socialize with people who have the urge to start their own business and have the resilience to keep it going. The more you talk to them, the more relevant knowledge you will gain.
This may come as a surprise to you, but you have to understand that success doesn't just require financial investments. It takes a whole individual to engage in good business. If you let go of that peace inside of you, your business venture will likely fail in the future. Allow yourself to meditate regularly. Finding peace from within and holding on to it puts you in a better position to engage with others and make sound decisions too.
Highly resilient people are not born with this skill. Instead, they have learned resilience skills from their life experiences, good and bad. Learning how to bounce back when all else has failed is the first thing you need to learn to be resilient. It's also important to forgive yourself for any perceived deficiencies.
Not everyone succeeds on their first try, but that doesn't mean you have to stop trying. Allow yourself to grow in every failure, and you will reap the rewards of resilience in the long run.
What do resilient people have in common?
Resilient people have developed a strong sense of self. This means that they know who they are and what they want, no matter what others think. Everything they do contributes to their journey of learning and who they want to be in life. Their self worth isn't centered on counting achievements or making those success stories real because they understand that no one is perfect, including themselves.
When things go wrong, resilient people do not focus on the bad. Instead, they try to look at the situation with a more positive outlook. They always take the failure as a learning experience. Resilience is about keeping hope that all will be well. Instead of taking setbacks personally, they look at it with a more logical perspective. They deal with it and prepare themselves for the worst that could happen.
Resilient people don't focus on achieving short term goals. That's the very reason they view small failures as stepping stones to success. They fully realize that nothing of great value will come easy. It will take a great deal of time, effort, and persistence to make things happen. Although the results may not agree with them now, they do not think that it is the end for them. Instead, they take it as a challenge and work hard to keep themselves motivated.
Developing the habit of resilience will not happen overnight. It takes some time for a positive perspective to work on you. So instead of pushing yourself to go on, learn to accept that failure is a part of growing. From there, you will be able to see things in a more positive light.
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