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5 Characteristics of Resilient People


Resilient People Quote
The cornerstone of resilience is living with purpose and meaning, which is a powerful antidote to a beautiful life.


Holocaust survivor, Viktor Frankl who lived through gruesome and incomprehensible inhumane acts, writes in his book,  A Man's Search For Meaning:  (Which I HIGHLY HIGHLY, HIGHLY, recommend) "Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." 

Resilient people know they have more to offer than their circumstances; they find their why, they stay engaged through persistence – an essential component of resilience. No matter how challenging circumstances are and no matter how much the darkness tries to steal their light or dignity, there is something inside them that knows the current affairs do not own them.  Man Search for Meaning Quote

Resilience is  a person's ability to maintain a sense of control and achievement in the face of difficult times, stressors, and challenges. It's about being able to bounce back from challenging situations and return to a sense of normalcy.  Maya Angelou Resilient quote

 Resilience is acknowledging that we all can bounce back from things and recognizing that challenges and obstacles don't change the core of who we are. The more we accept that we can overcome challenges, and the more we give ourselves credit for our progress and accomplishments, the more resilient we become. 

 Most of us are resilient to some degree, but if you want to be more resilient, these are the characteristics to hone in on

1.     Become Self Aware: Resilient people take accountability for their part in a mistake. They are also super aware that life at times is a 'roll of a dice' and damn unfair at times. 

2.    Be Realistic: If you are realistic about your expectations, you will never be disappointed. It is always intelligent to chase what you're good at and find purposeful work vs. trying to impress others.  

3.  Keep Calm Under Stress: When facing adversity, don't ask how it will affect you. Ask yourself what you can do to make it work. 

4.  Have Self-Control: Self Control is one of the most important characteristics to master in life. Self-control is a free tool to help you do less of what you know is wrong for you. 

5. Stay Motivated: What is the one thing that keeps you going when times are tough? What is your Why? 

No matter how busy you are, take a few minutes to breathe deeply and think about what's vital to you. 


Moving toward goal quote

For Frankl, meaning came from three possible sources: purposeful work, love, and courage in the face of difficulty. 

Resilience Examples
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