Resilient people all have one thing in common,
they have the ability to bounce back from their failures and avoid getting discouraged as much as possible. Resilient people are often thought of as those lucky individuals who managed to “make it” in life. But what is it about these people who have this talent or ability to get what they want out of life and their careers?
It turns out that the most successful people, in terms of achievements and attaining their goals, all share resilience as a defining trait. Resilience is what prompts these individuals to pick themselves up, brush themselves off and continue down the path regardless of the adversity they face. Adapting to life’s difficulties and learning how to quickly overcome them, allows you to maintain a consistent state of motivation and stay on track.
How do resilient people handle life’s ups and downs to keep a positive and focused mindset? Here are key habits resilient people maintain that differentiate them from the rest:
Resilient people have learned to mute the negative voice and tune in to a positive one: All of us have a little self doubt now and again, but to it takes practice and perseverance to ignore that voice and move forward despite your feelings of doubt.
Individuals perceived as resilient are comfortable with the unknown: Many of us stay in our comfort zone, afraid to move out and take risks. If you become comfortable with the unknown, and remain flexible to what comes your way, you can overcome adversity and achieve more than you thought you were capable of. In addition, they have the ability to accept the fact that they do not have all the answers, and may never have all the answers. When we are unsure about certain things, we tend to look at these situations more emotionally, or from a standpoint of fear. The trick is to become courageous and “let go” of your doubts. If you never let go, there will always be doubts and fears holding you back.
Perhaps one of the most important traits that separate resilient people from non resilient people, is their ability to focus on the positive and eliminate negative thoughts. This also means thinking about your achievements and not getting hung up on past failures. The thought of failing often paralyzes people, preventing them from reaching their goals. By focusing on your past achievements, and the potential benefits of a decision you are trying to reach, you are not letting negative thoughts and emotions hold you back.
Ultimately the traits listed here are about attitude and personality. By practicing a positive outlook regardless of the situation you are in, you will be able to accept changes with a smile and move on to achieving your goals.
Thom Torode is an Executive & Business Coach based in New Jersey. He has owned multiple different types of businesses and is currently the Managing Director for Sunrise Business Advisors. Additionally Thom is a Director Consultant in the middle NJ region of BNI. When not helping business owners and their teams create the business and lives they want and need, he can be found following his kids activities.
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