Women In The Black

4 Tips For Building Your Resilience

4 Tips For Building Resilience

By Scott Epp

Life is tough.  There’s no doubt about it.  We’re all constantly faced with challenges.  It’s terribly easy to allow the fear of failure to take over.  It’s so easy, in fact that most people do just that.

People allow themselves to be beaten by changes and challenges rather than focusing on the positives.  They tell themselves that they’ll never succeed.  And let me tell you if you believe you won’t succeed – then you won’t.

I set intentions for success every day of my life.  I want to succeed as a father, a husband, a coach, an entrepreneur and as a friend.  It’s not always easy. Just like everyone else, I can become discouraged by setbacks. But, I know a something about myself that not everyone knows.  I WILL succeed at my dreams because NOTHING can keep me down for long.  It’s called resilience.  I have it – and so do you. Everyone has the ability to bounce back.  However minuscule you think your level of resilience is, you can develop it.  All it takes is some nurturing and direction.

Not sure how?  Here are a few quick tips for developing your resilience:

Be Kind To Yourself

This is the most important part of getting through any challenge.  You are your most powerful asset.  You don’t want to put yourself down, do you?  Of course not – you’re awesome!  I know that, and somewhere deep inside, you do too.

Shift Your Focus

Get yourself out of the present moment and look to the future.  You can’t do anything about the past.  Nothing.  It’s been done.  You can change the future though.  If it looks bleak, brighten it up a bit.  Think about all the things you WILL accomplish.

Set Goals 

You’ve probably heard this a million times.  I know that I frequently work with my clients on goal setting.  Why?  Because it is vitally important!  When you know what you’re fighting for, the desire to succeed becomes part of your daily life.

Keep Working 

Resilience is about overcoming your problems, not avoiding them.  It’s about turning a crisis into positive challenge.  But, it doesn’t happen just because you want it to.  You have to keep plugging away at it until you get it right.  And soon, you will!

Scott Epp is a life coach who is passionate about helping you live a life filled with greatness, passion, wonder and possibilities.



About WITB

Australian community dedicated to improving financial literacy through media & events designed to connect, encourage and inspire all women. Join today! View all posts by WITB →

Join The Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you're not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register

Editors Letters

Screen shot 2014-03-14 at 4.05.59 PM

Alarming Statistics Highlight Hidden Poverty

This is a Vietnamese woman selling waffles in front of the Louis Vuitton store in District.1 in Saigon, Vietnam. You notice the contrast between poverty …

Read More
Women In The Black is a community where like-minded women discuss personal finance, saving, investing and building wealth.
Sign up for expert articles and resources