The moment we are living through challenges people with even the most robust coping skills do not know how to cope. We are witnessing the loss of life at a massive scale, fearing for the lives of ourselves and our loved ones, grieving for the life we knew before, feeling helpless, lonely, and perhaps more than a little angry as we see the daily injustices that COVID19 seems to illuminate. With all of this going on, the possibilities for individual and societal trauma are quite high. Thankfully, past research has discovered a variety of effective tools that people can use to maximize their own resiliency during hardship.
Principle 1: Cultivate a Belief in Your Ability to Cope. Believe that you will get through this difficult time
Principle 2: Stay Connected with Sources of Support, do not forsake them. You need them more than you think.
Principle 3: Talk About What You’re Going Through, do not keep it bottled up.
Principle 4: Be Helpful to Others, give without tiring.
Principle 5: Activate Positive Emotions. Actively cultivate positive thoughts throughout your day, even when you have nothing to be positive about, smile because you’re alive.
Principle 6: Cultivate an Attitude of Survivorship. Believe in your ability to overcome.
Principle 7: Seek Meaning in the small things, like the sun shining.
Your success is directly related to your speed of bounce back. The more you exercise your resilience muscle, the better your resilience can consistently perform. Resilience is an essential characteristic of every aspect of business and life. However, resilience in sales is vital; you cannot succeed without it. Success in today’s volatile economy can be fleeting if resilience is not adopted.