Resilience comes from working through difficult problems, recovering quickly, and being open to new possibilities.

“My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon” highlights the importance of the acceptance of change and recognizing new possibilities.

Resilience is born of hope and optimism with a good pinch of persistence. It’s an emotional investment in an uncertain future.

Adopt the following mindset to cultivate resilience:

1. Challenge: view a difficulty as a challenge
2. Commitment: commit to life and goals
3. Focus: spend time and energy focused on what you can control

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Three tips here from Six Seconds.org to build optimism when everything right now looks dark and hopeless:

1. Temporary – this situation will soon pass and will not last forever

2. Isolated – this situation is isolated to just one area of my life. I am well and so is my family

3. Effort Possible – this situation can be overcome with a little effort and courage

Peter Clough and Doug Strycharczyk developed the most common model of Mental Toughness.

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