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Is Resilience Your Strong or Weak Point?

silhouette of person jumping during dawnI’m asking you about your capacity to recover quickly, “bouncing back” from life’s difficulties and not falling apart after tragedies and setbacks. It’s how you cope with stress, relationship, financial, or health problems.

Resilience refers to one’s ability to come back to baseline, pre-trauma status, quickly and successfully.

Resilience won’t make your problems go away, for sure not. Still, resistance will give you the ability to find again enjoyment in life and to handle stress better. When pressure or trauma strikes, you still experience anger, grief, and pain, but you’re able to keep functioning. With excellent resilience skills, you will overcome suffering faster and more efficiently, and return to pre-crisis quickly.

Unfortunately, even with excellent resilience skills, you cannot avoid emotional pain and sadness in life. Adversities are a fact of life.

For a healthy, meaningful, and successful life, resilience is crucial.

If resilience is your weak point, you might feel victimized, overwhelmed. Or, turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as substance abuse, or developing depression and anxiety, or other mental/physical problems.

The good news is that resilience can be learned and acquired. People are not born resilient. Everyone can build up their resilience over time.

What can you do to develop resilience, to make yourself a resilient person? First, you need to have the willingness to do so.

No doubt: It’s no easy task, but don’t be frustrated by this.

It takes time, commitment, real mental work, and focus on experience to move forward. Building better resilience is not overnight work. It won’t happen reading a book about resistance. It’s a long process, but it works.

Resilient people can change course and move toward achieving their goals. They know how to go through pain and disappointment without letting them crush. Many ordinary people prove that disasters can be overcome.—and can even make one stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher: “What does not kill me makes me stronger.”

I cannot explain how to improve your resilience in this short article, but I can tell you for sure: if you are willing to try, you will succeed.