Vignettes in Aging – Resiliency
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What is your elasticity?

How quickly do you spring back from situations? Given the proper skills, we have the capability to adapt to anything.

Change, attitude, and resilience go together. It’s change that allows our resilience to shine or not. Each new stage in our lives calls upon our need to be resilient. What worked ten years ago may not work today. An attitude of openness as opposed to shutting down and an attitude of positivity over negativity strengthens our core resiliency.

Resiliency isn’t flippant, not just a word without meaning; it is power. With the ability to spring back quickly from a hardship, depending on the magnitude of that hardship, we become stronger — stronger to handle future difficulties and change and stronger to be a role model for others.

How do you respond when:

  • a friend criticizes you?
  • a personal goal goes unrealized?
  • you don’t get the job, person, publication, award?
  • you are treated unfairly?
  • you’re doing all the work?

Nothing can completely destroy you if you put your attention on being resilient in tough times. We flourish when we cultivate an attitude of resiliency.  

Without resilience we become bitter, crabby, and basically someone no one wants to befriend.

Should resiliency allude you, remember we’re not 100% resilient 100% of the time. You can learn greater resiliency by refusing to see doom and gloom in most things.

Make it your intention to remain resilient by being open and by checking your attitude

     … with everyone and everything.

Your happiness depends on how well you deal with what you are given. The more elasticity, the happier you will be.