Highly resilient people do these 6 things

Highly resilient people do these 6 things

Happiness isn’t always easy. Happiness, therefore, requires resilience. Those wanting happiness could benefit from doing what these resilient people do…

via the Ladders by Anouare Abdou

The world needs resilience right now. But what exactly does being resilient look like in practice? We’ve asked Olympic diver turned serial entrepreneur and Engel & Völkers broker Christopher Kalec for his take on the topic. Kalec has learned a thing or two about resilience while training for the Olympics and going through several career pivots. He describes it as “the ability to take a loss and get over it.” 

“As a super competitive person, it’s not always easy to get over failure. But I’ve failed in my life, and often. In the moment, failure can seem like a horrible, death-dealing scenario but as you get used to it and older, you realize it never is as bad as it seems and good news is often around the corner,” he says. 

That’s a comforting thought when facing the sense of loss and uncertainty brought by the Coronavirus pandemic. But can resilience be developed if you’re not an Olympian or have never thought of yourself as a highly resilient person? Absolutely. Highly resilient people are not special, they simply have a unique set of habits. “Even though I may be mentally resilient, like most people, I do have many moments of fear and doubt. My habits are ingrained in who I am,”says Kalec. 

Ready to adopt the habits of highly resilient people and take your inner strength to the next level? Practice the six concepts below. 

They stay focused

When the going gets tough, highly resilient people focus on the task at hand. They put one foot in front of the other and know that effort is the one variable they can control. “I believe that hard work is the means to the end, and if you put your focus into the work required to get results, they will come,” says Kalec. 

“COVID-19 can be a major, life-changing distraction and derailment or simply a time to refocus, rebudget, retrend and rebuild. To stick to a sports analogy, COVID-19 is like an injury that happens at the worst time. You either do the work to recover and come back strong, or watch the other athletes pass you by.” 

They embrace experiences

Resilience is the product of experience. “You develop mental strength by failing. It is through trials and real experiences that we often dig deep to realize what is needed to get the job done,” says Kalec. 

Highly resilient people know that their worst fears are often more daunting when they anticipate them rather than when they face them. They keep trying different things and showing up because they’ve realized time and time again they can handle a lot more than they initially thought…

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