Do you hold onto negative feelings of presumed failure? When something bad happens to you do you fight back, or do you get bogged down and discouraged? Do you believe in yourself and have self-worth?
I am the proud mom to an 8 –year old little man, who recently was given the Resiliency Award in his home room class. I couldn’t be prouder. Of course, it got me thinking and was the motivation for this week’s blog post.
What does it mean to be resilient? Basically, it means you are able to withstand or recover from difficult conditions. You are mentally strong.
One of the most important qualities a human can have is the ability to bounce-back from difficult situations. Your mental strength is a driving factor in the overall success of your life.
Whether you were just fired from a job, or dumped by a guy, your ability to bounce back is directly related to the level of happiness that you will achieve in life. Maybe you were in a car accident that changed you physically, or someone close to you passed away?
Your ability to bounce back from something traumatic in your life is the ultimate determining factor in your overall happiness.
Some people don’t have the mental strength to bounce back. Some are not resilient, so one bad incident in their life can derail them forever. It doesn’t have to be that way. You are not what happens to you. You are what you make of yourself. You have the power to drastically change things in your life.