Resilience has been defined as “the process of being able to adapt well and bounce back quickly in times of stress” (Riopel, 2020). In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world, a new definition of resilience is emerging: “Advancing despite adversity” ( Driven, 2020 ) To learn more about this new definition, please read What is Resilience? Modernising the Definition of Resilience.
Resilience is essential to being successful in work and life. To understand why, please read Resilience is a Skill That’s Just as Important as Tech Know-How.
One of the most important characteristics to possess to be resilient is a growth mindset.
Please read Fixed vs Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives to learn more about how our mind impacts our ability to handle adversity, be successful, and achieve happiness.
Please complete the Growth Mindset module to learn more about this important ingredient in building your resilience. “Stories have the power to inspire, strengthen and heal. And the stories we tell, especially about how we overcome adversity, help shape how we think about our lives. We have a lot to learn from each other and a lot to say”
“Stories have the power to inspire, strengthen and heal. And the stories we tell, especially about how we overcome adversity, help shape how we think about our lives. We have a lot to learn from each other and a lot to say” (OptionB, 2019).
Resilience is not about avoiding adversity, rather it is about bouncing back from and using such experiences as opportunities for personal growth. Take a moment to read a few of the stories about resilience that have been shared on the OptionB website. In addition to stretching your emotions, these stories provide insight, not only into the kind of challenges that people face, but more importantly, how they persevere and grow because of them.
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