Resilience

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Fall 2010

Resilience: coping with and recovering from trials, setbacks, and stress. Explore ways to bounce back from adversity, take charge and flourish.

“When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” Resilience is the ability to make something good out of something bad. Develop resilience by learning to regulate your emotions and focusing on opportunities for growth and the light at the end of the tunnel. Learning to cultivate resilience can help you bounce back from trial and trauma, to thrive and emerge stronger than ever before.

Greetings!

Welcome to the fall issue of the Leap Forward Coaching, LLC Newsletter which is inspired by clients who have worked with me to achieve richer and more fulfilling lives. I hope you find at least one suggestion, thought, or idea to inspire and encourage you.

In this edition, our topic is Resilience: coping with and recovering from trials, setbacks, and stress. Explore ways to bounce back from adversity, take charge and flourish.

May your New Year be filled with peace, joy, and fulfillment,

Melanie Ott

Inspirational Quotes

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ~Confucius

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. ~Helen Keller

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant. ~Horace

Resilience: Bounce Back From Adversity

Resilience is the ability to roll with the punches, to bounce back from, or adjust easily to misfortune or change. Everyone faces occasional setbacks and problems. Resilience is the difference between people who fall apart under stress and those who rise above it.

A number of factors or characteristics contribute to resilience, including:

Author Roger Pearman says flexibility is the key to effectively cultivating resilience. "It means keeping your emotions from hijacking your good reason, being able to detach yourself in order to step back and gain perspective, and understanding that your past and your personal qualities are resources to inform your next choice."

The expression, "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade." refers to resilience: the ability to make something good out of something bad. An important element of resilience is acting in the face of uncertainty. Resilience won’t make your problems go away but it can help you see past them, handle stress more effectively, and find renewed enjoyment in life.

Your need for resilience may be spurred by the current economic climate, or by personal or career struggles. Regardless of your situation, resilience is developed by learning to regulate your emotions and focusing on opportunities for growth and the light at the end of the tunnel.

Tips For Cultivating Resilience

Try these tips for cultivating resilience to train yourself to bounce back from times of stress and trauma.

Further Reading on Multitasking & Mindfulness

Focus on the Future …

What do these important issues have to do with you? Cultivating resilience is a life journey that can help you not only withstand and bounce back from periods of trial and trauma, but to thrive and emerge stronger than you were before.

At Leap Forward Coaching, LLC, we have a process that will empower you to live more skillfully by increasing your awareness of the forces and factors shaping your self-image, worldview and your ability to achieve your full potential for success and happiness. By guiding you through your life as it unfolds, we can help you become more fully aware of your strengths, resilience and resourcefulness.

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