Friday, July 11, 2014

Resilience: The Ultimate Art of Living Well

butterfly silvery blue gray bakgroundby Cynthia Howard, Vibrant Radiant Health:

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from challenges or adversity.

We are all capable of it. It is something some people can access more readily however you can develop your ability to activate resilience.

I believe it is required to live a happier and more fulfilled life in the face of the demands, changes and uncertainty life presents today.

Resilience is also an art and may be the ultimate art of living well. At the heart of resilience is a belief in oneself as well as a belief in something greater, like goals, dreams pursuit of something meaningful.

As a Coach, working with scores of amazing people who have triumphed over their own challenges, I found resilient people did not let their problems define who they are.

Resilient people experience a sense of purpose and meaning in moving toward their goals and transcending the pain, struggle and challenge. Sometimes resilience is the only choice available and it is in this act of pushing forward, you are able to experience the belief in yourself.

Too often today, complaints of boredom, short circuit the development of resilience. Boredom happens when you do not stretch yourself or the standards for your life are too low. Resilience is the result of

I believe Resilience is the new paradigm and framework for productivity. More is required while less is available. It is no secret that when people have a sense of meaning they are more engaged and energized in their work.

One reason resilience is difficult is there are elements of our culture that focus on victimhood. There are entire industries that want you to feel weak and powerless by dwelling on your frailties, your past, your traumas. While it is important to acknowledge your experiences, setting up a home in the midst of your troubles is only going to bring your further down.

Resilience is the ability to recognize that while these challenges may have cost you, they are not going to stop you.

Cynthia Howard RN, CNC, PhD, works with individuals and organizations to activate resilience and build emotional intelligence. Schedule your complimentary Discovery session to learn more about the power tools available to help you and your team achieve success.

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