You may be skilled, talented, educated, and brilliant. But, if you are not resilient, persistent, and have grit, you will never make the most of those other attributes.

Become More Resilient

Think about the five most successful people you know. On average, they are probably not that talented. However, they know how to get things done and they persist in the right direction.

Resilience and grit may just be the missing ingredients in your quest for success.

 

Here are some techniques to increase your resilience and grit:

 

1. Stay in contact with others.

When times are tough, it is natural to crawl into a hole and be by yourself. This is a mistake. You are more capable with a support system. Give up the idea that strong people take on the world by themselves. You are stronger when you have help and support. Maintain your relationships.

2. Have high hopes.

It is easier to stand strong when you expect things to improve. Consider every tough experience in your life. Haven’t things gotten better every single time? When you know better times are ahead, grit and resilience are easier to demonstrate. Focus on a positive outcome.

3. Know that the most successful people are those with the most resilience.

It might be easy to be wealthy and successful but becoming wealthy and successful is anything but. The most successful people were willing to take on the challenges that the average person would avoid at all costs.

4. Take excellent care of yourself.

No matter what is going on in your life, you still need food, rest, love, exercise, and fun. Take good care of yourself and you will be in a better position to endure challenges. Many people ignore their needs during difficult times, but this is a big mistake.

5. Be active, not passive.

It’s easier to persist when you are doing something to make progress. Rather than passively waiting for things to get better, take steps to improve the situation. If there is something constructive you can do, do it.

6. Give yourself mental breaks.

No matter how resilient you may be, take regular breaks to recharge your batteries. What is your favorite way to take a mental break? You could watch a movie, read a book, or go for a walk with a friend. Do whatever works best for you.

7. Remind yourself of all the adversity you have overcome since childhood.

No-one’s life is smooth sailing 100% of the time. You have already overcome many obstacles. Remind yourself of your past successes during challenging times. You will have the stamina and motivation to continue.

8. Live a life that revolves around your interests.

If you have a job you hate, it is hard to have a lot of grit and resilience. It is much easier to have perseverance while doing something you love. Find a career and hobbies that you love. The need for grit is much lower!!

9. Hang around with resilient people.

You become more like the people you spend the most time with. Choose your friends wisely. You will become a stronger person if you hang out with strong people. Find some people you want to be more like.

What could you do with your life if you were the most resilient and gritty person you knew? You would be amazing and unstoppable!!

Most people spend their time trying to improve their skills. It might be more productive to learn how to apply your skills regardless of the situation. Build resilience and grit into your life and enjoy greater success.

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