My first Publication The Creative Space November 2019 - Page 3

Topic “The resilient carry an attitude of faith that all things will work out in their favor because they deeply believe in the value and worth of who they are, what they have to offer, what their goals are, and the importance of their overall life purpose.” Dr. Sherrie Campbell is the author of “Loving Yourself: The Mastery of Being Your Own Person ” and “Success Equations: A Path to an Emotionally Wealthy Life”, both available on Amazon.com What we’re talking about here, is RESILIENCY, which the Webster- Merriam dictionary describes as, “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to adversity or change.” The resilient among us are easy to spot – they’re the ones who refuse to give up even in the face of devastating loss or challenges. According to former navy seal and author Eric Greitens, “Entrepreneurs choose a life of hardship. They choose a life that will hopefully be marked by joy, achievement, laughter, and satisfaction, but will also inevitably be marked by confusion, chaos, change, fear, and disappointment. This is true of everyone’s lives, of course, but the entrepreneur chooses a life in which he or she is very likely to have higher highs and lower lows, in which the peaks of joy and troughs of dread are likely to be more vivid than if he or she made a safer choice.” The question is, what are the qualities of resiliency? What makes you become resilient? Can someone be born with the resilient gene, or can it be developed? I can’t say with any certainty one way or the other, but here below, are 3 major qualities of resiliency/resilient people: 1. They respect themselves It’s difficult to become self-reliant if you constantly rely on other people for your sense of worth. This means that we must become our “own best friend” and soothe ourselves when the going gets tough, regardless of the circumstances, and especially when things become stressful. To some extent, this taps into the “fake it till you make it” concept, but essentially what it requires is that we maintain our composure, as we tap into our sense of self - and use it as our motivation to continue pressing forward. 2. They are driven. Resilient people are never perceived as needy, desperate or even overly reactive. They have a relaxed attitude and view rejection as a new opportunity (or at the very least, as a way to pivot). When faced with challenges/challenging situations, they don’t get down - in fact,