Developing Personal Resilience - Abby Locke

Developing Personal Resilience

If you could be honest for a minute, would you consider yourself a resilient person? After all, everyone admires a resilient person.

They have the ability to be so calm, cool and collected even in the midst of challenging life situations.

More importantly, resilient people make smart choices. If you’ve been struggling recently, feeling “stuck” and don’t know how to move on, maybe it’s time to evaluate your resilience factors.

5 Strategies to Develop and Improve Your Resilience

1. Have a network of supportive people you can really rely on

This is one of the clearest indicators of a resilient person. They know they can rely on others, and in turn, others can rely on them. Who do you have in your network? Are they energy boosters or energy drainers?

2. Have clear goals in mind and a general plan for your life

Resilient people have a clear sense of who they are and what they want to go in life. They strive to be their best self and live their best life..they are open to learning new skills and trying new things to keep making progress towards their goal.

As you look towards the new year, what personal and professional goals are you excited about?

3. Learn from your mistakes and don’t keep repeating them

If you learn from each mistake or “failure”, your ability to re-group and bounce back is great. Taking the time to look for hidden blessings in each setback can blossom into our most valuable teaching moments.

Avoid playing the “blame game” and face up to your decisions, good and bad, and you will naturally become better at making the right choices and bouncing back quickly from the wrong ones.

What mistakes have you made in past that you can look back on and find valuable nuggets of wisdom and learning?

4. See life and career challenges as opportunities not obstacles

Having a positive versus a negative attitude and holding tight to the right perceptions makes a huge difference in your resiliency in the face of adversity. It’s easier to take action and think outside the box when you assume there is always a solution.

Seeing issues as opportunities opens up a whole new world of choices that you may not have considered before.

What obstacles are you facing today that can be transformed in new doors of opportunities?

My father always says “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” What areas of your life do you need to develop more personal resilience.