In a meeting with the successful entrepreneur of a multibillion dollar company, I had the chance to ask the question: What is one quality which you believe has contributed to your great success? And he promptly replied, ”The ability to be resilient.” He further added that it is also the one significant quality which he always looks for in the people he plans to promote in his company.

We can illustrate this phenomenon of resilience by just throwing a rubber ball against the wall or the floor. You would notice that the harder you throw the ball, the faster it would rebound. Resilience is harnessing your inner strength that helps you rebound from a setback or a challenge such as job loss or being superseded, etc. It is the strong ability to roll with the punches when stress, adversity or trauma strikes. Below are some tips to help you become super resilient:

• Always look at the bigger picture. Any adverse event is an opportunity to learn some valuable lessons, and failures are not personal – they are just the events leading to other events.

• Strive to stay physically fit as the better shape you are in, the higher the amount of energy you possess.

• Stay positive in all situations and circumstances. You can’t change what has happened in the past, but you always have the capacity to change your future.

• Learn from past challenges. Think back on how you’ve coped with hardships in the past. Consider the skills and strategies that helped you go through the rough and tough times.

• Focus on today. Do something that gives you a sense of accomplishment and purpose every day. Set goals to help you look towards the future with meaning.

Resilience won’t make your problems go away — but resilience gives you the ability to see past them and become an evergreen winner!

Handy Hints:

• Take each adverse event as an opportunity to learn new lessons.

• Learn from past challenges and remember how you coped.

• Do something that gives you a sense of accomplishment.