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8 Ways Successful People Master Resilience
8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Resilience is an amazing skill that helps us recover quickly from difficulties. If you are resilient, you have an innate ability to keep getting up when life knocks you down. You have learned how to bounce back and keep going.

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Resilience

It's the skill that enables us to recover quickly from difficulties. It means adapting well in the face of trauma, tragedy or significant stress.

We build our resilience by learni...

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Build a circle of trust

The primary factor in resilience is having supportive relationships, inside and outside the family. 

Close friends, family and loved ones represent our social support; they encour...

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Reframe stressful situations

The way we view a potentially stressful situation can either make the crisis worse in our mind or minimize it. 

Reframing things in a more positive way can alter our perceptions and r...

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Take action

Don’t allow yourself to become paralyzed, numb or detached during a crisis situation or a traumatic event. And don’t wait for someone else to come and save the day.

Remind yourself tha...

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Have a positive attitude

Catch yourself when you’re slipping into stress-inducing patterns of thinking.

Maintaining a hopeful and optimistic outlook will help you see beyond your current circumstances.

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Accept change

Don't spend your life avoiding it. Change is a part of life.

Be prepared and learn to adapt when it comes. Try to see it as a necessary component of revising the old way and embra...

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Keep things in perspective

Remind yourself of what is going well in your life. Consider the best and worst that could happen.

What’s the worst-case scenario here? Is this situation really as bad as it could g...

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Build self-confidence

We have to find ways to cultivate the confidence and assurance that we can handle a situation.

Believing in yourself and knowing that you can weather any storm will allow you to master res...

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Find everyday joys

Building resilience isn’t just about weathering the storm; it’s also about looking for the everyday joys that make life worth living. 

Being able to laugh in the face of adversity...

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Stress and motivation

Used effectively, stress can motivate us to accomplish more than we had imagined possible. Stress can jolt us to reach our potential. Without stress, we’d feel rudderless and without purpose.

Not all stress is bad for you

  • “Good stress”: which psychologists refer to as “eustress,” is the stress we feel when we’re excited about something.
  • Acute stress: when something surprises us or catches us off guard. Acute stress is the body’s response to ensure you react and take measures to deal with the unexpected situation. It has no lasting negative effects if we deal with it quickly and move on.

Build your resilience

Resilience is how we deal with stress effectively so we “bounce back” after a difficult time.

As we deal with issues that cause tension and strain, we learn to face adversity, deal with significant issues and overcome problems. We learn how to formulate realistic plans and carry them out.

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Self-sabotage

Self-sabotage occurs when your logical, conscious mind (the side of you that says you need to eat healthily and save money) is at odds with your subconscious mind (the side of you that stress-eats cho...

Understand self-sabotage

Self-destructive behaviors can become habits and can continually undermine your success and happiness.

Self-sabotage is when we want something, but somehow we never accomplish it, because somewhere deep in our subconscious we’re fighting against that goal:

  • Our disorganization distracts us.
  • We’re constantly overthinking all of our decisions.

Recognize self-sabotaging habits

  • Procrastination. Start setting deadlines and mini-deadlines to work toward your objective.
  • Negative self-talk/negative thinking. Be patient with yourself; be kind to yourself. Work to build yourself up.
  • Perfectionism. It is an impossible standard that keeps you from moving forward.

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Slow down

Try not to react immediately, but be patient and gather as much information as possible.

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Stay positive

When you are in a stressful situation, do not allow your mind to imagine the worst-case scenario. 

Focus your mind on something positive.

Never ask “what if?”

The "what if" line of questioning induces panic and lets you focus on imagined situations that escalate the problem.

Focus on the facts and work on a solution.

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