Do you know those people who always seem to succeed even when the odds are stacked against them? There’s something incredible about withstanding every challenge and hardship that life has to throw at you, only to come out the other end stronger and better than you were before. But in order to do that, you first need to learn how to be resilient. And yes it is not something we are born with it can be learned!
Resiliency is the ability to bounce back from even the most challenging situations – and in the business world, having it could be the one thing that enables you to grow in your job and life at a faster pace. However, resiliency is a two-edged sword in its own right. Because in order to have it, you first need to have gone through hardships and setbacks. In that respect, there isn’t a secret or special formula for resiliency – you just need to know how to withstand the most and come out the other side standing.
Still, there are some ways that you can increase your likelihood of being resilient. Here’s how:
Prepare for the most
Ever notice that survivalists are some of the hardiest people around? It’s because they’ve got plan B, plan C, and even a plan D for when things go wrong. Deep within them, they know that every plan is just that and they know that it never turns out the way they thought. They’re always prepared for the unexpected, which makes it less likely for the next big crisis to catch them off guard. They know each hardship is just pushing them in the right direction in the long run.
Being in touch with your emotions is an important part of resilience. It means that you know what your strengths and weaknesses are, what motivates you, and what causes you to become stressed or overwhelmed.
Establish a social network
The best way to overcome a struggle is to do it alongside people you care about. In the professional world, this means developing long-lasting relationships with your team members and helping each other out when times get tough.
Knowing yourself and being driven by a sense of purpose are great for building resiliency. Not only does this help you stay motivated when things get tough, but it can also make you feel like you’ve got an obligation to overcome your obstacles and fulfill something greater.
Talk about your feelings
Even the most resilient person in the world has feelings. Struggles affect us all in different ways, but when we’re able to talk about them with someone willing to listen, those burdens suddenly feel lighter.
Surviving in the Professional World
As you can see, there’s no set formula for becoming more resilient. All you need to do is work to be a more complete person, and this can be done by getting in touch with your feelings, knowing your limitations, and establishing a support group.
And do you know what’s great about resiliency? It makes you stronger in all aspects of life, not just the business world. So next time you feel like you’re going through an especially difficult time at home or in the office, take a moment to come up with an action strategy to help you overcome your challenges.
Oh, and don’t forget to talk about your stress.