Comfort can be nice. But these days, it’s good to be prepared for the ups and downs we all face or will face eventually.
“Comfort is the enemy of achievement.” – Farrah Gray
What I have realized is that while we should be grateful for each and every “normal” and “boring” day, we should make some attempt to stretch ourselves. To find a way to become more resilient. Especially if we want to improve our the quality of our life.
: the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens
: the ability of something to return to its original shape after it has been pulled, stretched, pressed, bent, etc.
For some, being resilient comes from experience. Some of us experience turmoil in our childhood or have been through a divorce, a business crisis or career chaos, which can make us more resilient. For others, it’s not so easy.
Is it possible to learn to become more resilient without having to go through crisis, pain or suffering?
The answer is something I have thought about deeply.
What I have realized is that while nothing can replace the experience of bouncing back, we can learn traits and behaviors which can build our resiliency muscle.
Nothing can replace the journey of a tough life to teach us how to become more resilient but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try especially if we’re feeling comfortable.
Here are 5 lessons I have learned about how we can shift our thinking to help us become more resilient: