How can you be more resilient?

How can you be more resilient?

Tuesday, 16th of February

How can you be more resilient?

The need to be flexible and nimble thinking are fundamental to business and personal success. Some people describe resilience as the ability to bend instead of breaking when experiencing pressure, or the ability to persevere and adapt when faced with challenges and change. The same abilities also help us to be more open and willing to take on new opportunities. There are 10 key strategies to resilience, this blog will take you through steps 1 to 5, if you want to find out how to be totally resilient, you’ll have to read next week’s blog that will explain steps 6 to 10!


1.Take a journey of self-discovery

“He who knows others is learned; He who knows himself is wise” Lao-tzu

How to develop personal potential:

  • Examine the value you give yourself
  • Understand your strengths and weaknesses
  • Develop techniques to improve your self-confidence
  • Listen to yourself and seek feedback from others
  • Be open-minded about making positive changes

2.See the glass half-full

Dear Optimist, Pessimist and Realist. While you were debating whether the glass was half empty or half full, I just want to let you know, I drank it! Kind regards, The Opportunist.


How to be positive:

  • Make a conscious decision to be an optimist
  • Take personal responsibility for everything you do
  • Listen to and examine your internal vocabulary
  • Challenge every excuse you make to yourself
  • Embrace mistakes and see them as learning opportunities

3.Take emotional control

How to manage your emotions:

  • Understand your emotions and your responses
  • Learn how to regulate and control your emotions
  • Cultivate your emotional intelligence
  • Observe and seek to understand other people’s emotions
  • Develop coping mechanisms to manage unhelpful emotions

4.Change for the better

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, or the most intelligent, but rather the one most adaptable” Charles Darwin

How to embrace change:

  • Understand why the change in your life is happening
  • Actively seek out the opportunities that this will bring
  • Be positive and open-minded
  • Understand your emotions around change
  • Take responsibility for your reactions and choices

5.Cope well with conflict

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind” Mahatma Gandi

How to manage conflict:

  • Understand the benefits of conflict
  • Actively listen to defuse tension
  • Consider the other person’s point of view
  • Manage your emotional reaction
  • Seek mutually beneficial outcomes 

To find out how to be come even more resilient, read our blog next week!


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