Resilience is a crucial ingredient–perhaps the crucial ingredient–to a happy, healthy life.
More than anything else, it’s what determines how high we rise above what threatens to wear us down, from battling an illness, to dealing with challenging emotions, to carrying on after a relationship has ended.
In The Art of Resilience we deliver a practical primer on how you can become more resilient when life isn’t going your way, whether you’re facing negative emotions, health setbacks, challenges in your relationships, or any other problem.
We can all have our own resilience breakthrough, and each can learn how to use adverse circumstances as potent fuel for overcoming life’s hardships.
As we go through 22 of the most resilient people that have existed on Earth, we critically analyze what traits they have in common and we then equip you with 10 resilience-building tools that you can start using today–in your personal or professional life.
Putting yourself first
What’s your number one goal at the moment?
Is it to buy that car you’ve been saving up for?
To finally start that side-hustle that’ll hopefully help you quit your 9-5 one day?
Or to take the leap and finally ask your partner to move in?
Whatever your goals are, there’s a hidden trap in how you set them.
The trap is this:
You’ll only experience genuine life satisfaction when your goals are aligned with your values.
Because when values and goals are aligned, you enjoy the journey much more. And this makes achieving your goals much more likely.
If you find it hard to articulate your deeper life values, I suggest downloading the free values exercise by career coach Jeanette Brown.
It takes only a couple of minutes and will reveal a number of powerful insights about your underlying values.