The Scenario: Do you ever wonder why you can manage or handle stress better than others? Or why you can tackle an unpredictable challenge with ease?
Which of the following characteristics do you have that allow you to be emotionally resilient?
Do you have . . .
- Internal Locus of Control: The belief that your results in life are based on your own actions gives you the choice to take control and make the necessary steps to tackle any situation.
- Strong conflict resolution and problem solving skills: Your methodology may include clarifying the issue, identifying your position, actively listening, defining needs, brainstorming solutions, agreeing on the course of action, implementing the plan, then re-evaluating the options.
- Tenacity: The ability to push forward and focus on goals in the face of adversity.
- Networks of people: Surround yourself with networks of people that are inspiring and uplifting.
- Optimism: View challenges as opportunities with a positive attitude about the results.
- Sense of humor: A sense of humor about life and its setbacks is healthy. It helps reduce stress.
- Self-awareness: Know how you feel, when you feel that way and why. Then you can take action.
- Ability to know when to ask for help: The key to accomplishing any goal is to know when it’s too big to tackle by yourself.
Maybe you have all the qualities listed above. If not you can incorporate some to increase your emotional resilience.
The Insight: Being emotionally resilient stems from a clear understanding of one’s feelings.
When was the last time you managed a challenging situation? Share your insight.
Creating Positive Perspectives for Life