Resilience and Developing Optimism

June 6, 2012

Resilience is the ability to overcome obstacles along the way. Alignment and envisioning help you find out where you want to go, and resilience helps you get there.

We can train resilience on three levels:

1. Inner calm: Once we can consistently access the inner calm in the mind, it becomes the foundation of all optimism and resilience.

2. Emotional resilience: Success and failure are emotional experiences. By working at this level, we can increase our capacity for them.

3. Cognitive resilience: Understanding how we explain our setbacks to ourselves and creating useful mental habits to help us develop optimism.