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Bouncing Back Baby!!

In the past few weeks I have focused on resilience because I know from my studies and working with clients the positive impact it can have on our lives. Below are two more skills that can support you in being more resilient. I believe learning to use these skills will help you recover from setbacks more quickly as well as creating a deeper, richer life.

Control or No Control.  Determine what you have control over and what you do not. On a piece of paper, make two columns. On the left side of the page, write Control and on the right side, Not Under My Control. Ask yourself:  What do I have control over? In that column, write down your answers. For example, you can control the television shows my kids watch, your own attitude, the religion you practice, who you choose to socialize with, and so on.

In the Not Under My Control column write down things that are not under your control, such the economy, world peace, your boss’s attitude, and so on.

Because there isn’t much to do with the things you can’t control, what you can do is take action on the things you can control…and that is empowering!

Choose a Perspective. There are many different ways we can view a situation and to choose our own perspective is powerful. After spending years in a Nazi concentration camp, Viktor Frankl famously said, “The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitudes.” Frankl is a perfect example of the power of human resilience. His survival in one of life’s most traumatic experiences was remarkable. Read his book, Man’s Search for Meaning, for an inspiring story of resilience and survival.

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Susan Samakow, PCC, CPCC

Certified Business, Life & Leadership Coach