confident way. Anticipating a bright future. Believing that good things
are coming and hard work will yield success. Realistic optimism is the
foundation of resilience, and fuels each of the following resilience
seeking out and accepting help that is offered, and also by giving help
to those in need.
over fear. Acting in spite of fear to accomplish goals and become
Power. Engaging in formal religious services or private spiritual
practices. Finding inspiration in nature or the arts.
courage by pursuing an inspiring goal. Using adversity as a catalyst
for growth. Actively serving a purpose that is greater than
self-interest. Transcending traumatic experiences by helping others who
have been traumatized. Choosing to be a victor, rather than a victim.
ways of handling adversity. Identifying real people, living or dead;
fictional characters, famous individuals or historic figures.
Replicating small aspects of their behavior that have led to positive,
diminishing the effects of chronic illnesses by keeping the body fit.
Mastering physical challenges to also improve mental health and
mind so the intellect is sharp and continues to grow. Regulating
emotions to eliminate feelings that undermine effective coping.
emotional strategies to handle adversity; accept what can’t be changed;
learn from failure; transform negative energy into positive energy; and
find opportunity and meaning in adversity.