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Do you know that people who are more knowledgeable than you, quits? I say that to say this, on this journey where things that we haven’t foreseen happens we have to remind ourselves that, “We can” and that in itself can carry more weight than what you know. Why? Life is going to present things that we do not expect, and that’s why being resilient is necessary. Let’s look at some ways to be more resilient.

“However long the night, the dawn will break.” -African Proverb

I find the above quote to be inspiring and encouraging. What do you think? However, you may be saying to yourself, how longer it will take before my dawn break. Moreover, this could be the day!

#Immerse yourself into your passion

Some of us are naturally more resilient than others, however if you have a clear sense of purpose for your life you can enhance your ability to be resilient. You see, a man or woman with a clear vision (purpose) can withstand any adversity. Life becomes more interesting when we are doing things that are meaningful to us.

You may have to work a little longer, so make up your mind right now to do it.

#Be Optimistic

If you haven’t already, and you want to become more resilient make it your priority to be optimistic daily. Being optimistic is not ignoring the problem, it looking at the bigger picture and in such a state you’ll be more likely to see opportunity. I know firsthand what dealing with adversity feels like, but I can assure you that the possibility of breaking the drought is possible so don’t lose hope. If you feel you are losing hope, start helping whoever you can with whatever you can. Helping others can also build your resiliency.

It’s in you to bounce back!

#Help others

I know you want to experience what you are capable of and therefore, don’t spend all your time watching those who are getting ahead, when what you should be doing is spending more time doing the things that will get you ahead. Moreover, the best of us picks up momentum after several tries, and some after the small daily progress. Stay in the game because that’s the secret to winning.

You may fail at what you have started, but the possibility still exists to win at that same thing you have once failed. 


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Question 13: How To Be Resilient In Challenging Times?

How to be resilient in challenging times-Question 13. How to be resilient in challenging times?

To be resilient is to be mentally tough. When you are mentally tough you’ll be less likely to give in to life’s challenges. Once you are able to stay mentally strong, you’ll automatically start to develop a stronger character. The quote, “Tough times don’t last, only tough people do,” became stuck in my mind after my teammate mentioned it at a ceremony we attended back in 2009. Being a resilient person means that you have developed a mindset of not giving up, and you conclude that tough times don’t last and everything has it’s season.

Remember, as Maya Angelou said, “I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.”

So, how can we become more resilient?

  • Have a sense of purpose for your life. A sense of purpose will help you to stay encouraged because
  • Embrace change. Change is a part of life; we cannot stop change from happening.
  • Keep good company. Who you associate yourself with can help you to be more resilient. Keep strong-willed, optimistic and strong-minded individuals around.
  • Stay connected with family and friends. They can be your best source of support during challenging times.
  • Stay flexible. Know that set backs in life are a part of life, growing up, learning new things and becoming stronger. When we are flexible we’re more likely to be open to new ways of accomplishing our goals.
  • Take time for yourself to reflect. Appreciate what you have already accomplished and count your blessings.
  • Know that you don’t have all the answers for life’s challenges. The serenity prayer serves as a great reminder. It states, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference…”
  • Be honest with how the situation and know that it’s okay to experience the feelings that come along with it. Being able to talk about the situation will help you to release the tension. This is where a coach, a good friend or family member comes in handy, because you want someone to listen without judgment.
  • Forgive yourself and forgive others. When you forgive you let go of anything that will prevent you from going forward. As they would say, you release the unnecessary stones or baggage that will slow down your own progress.

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” Helen Keller

“Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.” Unknown

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