RESILIENT adj: Able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed. Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. Your mindset can be resilient but it does take work. Read on for 2 keys to creating a resilient mindset and why that is essential for you to spring forward this year.
Picture a compressed spring.
As you look back at 2021, do you feel like you were bent, stretched, compressed or in difficult circumstances?
You are not alone.
It may have been a lack of faith, a relationship issue, a job or financial loss, a health crisis or absence of joy…whether it was due to a global pandemic or a personal experience, we all experienced difficulty.
That’s just part of life.
But it’s interesting that two people can experience the same circumstance and come out on the other side looking very different.
- The circumstance is neutral- it just is.
- Your perspective is what you make of it.
Most people claim to be a victim of circumstance and let another person or condition dictate their outcome. They give control to someone or something outside of themselves and blame, rather than take responsibility. You can use those feelings to your advantage.
The reality is, you are in control of how you think, feel and act. No one else.
So don’t listen to people who say that a relationship, job, economy, diagnosis, or circumstance is controlling them and that nothing can be done.
Don’t be most people.
George Bernard Shaw said, “I don’t believe in circumstance. The people that get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want. And if they can’t find them, they make them.”
- You are in charge of you.
- No longer are you a victim.
- You are in control of your response.
- The only person responsible for your results is YOU!
Don’t let another person or circumstance decide for you.
2 Keys to a Resilient Mindset
- Am I Able? Go back to the definition we started with. Are you ABLE to spring back, withstand or recover from whatever it is that bent, stretched or compressed you? Yes. Plenty of people have been where you are and were able to move on, often all the stronger and wiser for it. So why not you? First, you need to acknowledge that you are able.
- Am I willing? Now the question gets more personal- are you WILLING to do what it takes to be resilient and create the circumstances you want? Only you can answer that question. It’s really as simple as a decision. You don’t have to know the how, but if you don’t decide you are willing, nothing you do will bring lasting change.
And did you notice that compressed spring has even more potential energy than it did before?
It’s almost like it’s just waiting for the hand holding it down to release the pressure.
And what happens next?
That spring pops up with so much energy it pushes away anything in the way that was blocking it before.
Choose to be that coiled spring and bounce back in 2022 with a resilient mindset by deciding you are ABLE and you are WILLING.
What are YOU able and willing to spring back from?
I’d love to hear, cheer you on, and offer resources to help you have a resilient mindset.
Send me a message with the word RESILIENT to firstname.lastname@example.org