Resilience is not a fixed trait but rather a set of habits, skills, and behaviors that can be cultivated and practiced proactively. When faced with challenges, big or small, those who practice resilience refuse to let fear hold them back, and they break through the barriers keeping them stuck to not only survive difficult times but to get stronger.
Research finds that resilient people excel in problem solving, positive communication, emotional intelligence, and emotional regulation. They are also more hopeful and optimistic, and have higher levels of self-esteem.
Change requires you to form new habits, and that requires some discomfort. The more ingrained are the old way of doing things, the longer it takes.
Fear and self-limiting beliefs create imaginary boundaries that can keep us from acting in our own best interests. There’s a reason: Our brains are wired to resist change.