Have you ever wondered how it is that two people can be faced with the same crisis and while one becomes hopelessly mired in a web of negativity and feelings of helplessness, the other is able to avoid getting sidetracked and actually thrive as a result of the experience?
The answer is resilience. It strengthens self-esteem and confidence; helps prevent depression and enhances relationships. It helps us deal with sudden and unexpected challenges as well as those we anticipate and cannot avoid. When we can begin to look at all experiences as stepping stones for growth and greater long-term resilience, we are able to approach life on a whole new level and embrace our experiences with much more enthusiasm. Adversity can present us with the opportunity to realign ourselves with what is really important in our lives and in the process strengthen confidence in ourselves and our abilities.
Marquita Herald is a transformation author and guide, and the creator of the life by design blog IGG-Tips, Tools & Tantalizing Ideas.
She writes to inspire readers to reach a little beyond what’s comfortable to achieve goals that matter … refuse to accept simply “getting along” in life out of fear or limiting beliefs … cultivate the skills to become stronger and more resilient … learn to master the self-motivation skills that will keep you energized and moving forward … make the choices each day that will over time create the fulfilling life you really want for yourself … and to choose happiness, each and every day.
Marquita’s professional background includes a successful 20 year career in hotel sales and marketing followed by a decade as a life and small business coach.