Many of us would like to become more resilient.  You may want to be known or recognized for your resiliency.  However, people are unique individuals with unique perspectives and personalities.  When it comes to building resilience, one size does not fit all.

Developing resilience is personal.  Since we are all unique individuals, we need to experiment and find our own unique combination of strategies to build up our resiliency muscles.

Here are some strategies to consider:

  • Invest some time in relationships with people that genuinely care about you and get their feedback and support.  These conversations can help you interpret and respond to challenges and changes differently.
  • Consider what parts of the problem are controllable or at least negotiable.  Focus on elements that you can impact or alter.  You may not get exactly what you want, it could be even better.
  • Start making small decisions and regain your confidence in your common sense and problem solving and decision making skills.  Find a simple problem solving formula or decision making model that balances logic with emotion and use it.
  • Invest some time in rediscovering your strengths and abilities.  Be kind to yourself and give yourself credit for past accomplishments and rebuild your self-esteem.
  • Remind yourself that you have managed to get through every other bad day you’ve had.  You’ll make it through this one, too.
  • Rebuild your self-esteem.  Try not to take setbacks personally.  Chant…”I like myself”…”I like myself”…I” like myself”…and mean it.  You will feel more resilient right away.
  • Sometimes we get knocked down.  Resiliency helps us get back up.  Resiliency helps us get our bearings, get back up on our knees, get back up on our feet, and get back to work on getting better. 

About Kit Welchlin: A born public speaker and trainer, Kit Welchlin began public speaking at the age of 9 in 4-H. By 16, he was organizing and facilitating presentations on leadership, citizenship, community service and motivation for the 4-H and Future Farmers of America.

Kit Welchlin purchased his first manufacturing company at age 21, and by 26 was CEO and Chairman of the Board of three manufacturing companies in three states. He’s been an instructor with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, where he has been repeatedly nominated Outstanding Faculty. He is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association.

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