In this week's youIQ episode, resilience is the topic. Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. It’s also the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape. Elasticity. Like a rubber band. Resilience is a powerful ally in the process of change, especially as unexpected circumstances occur.
This amazing quality can be yours with a shift of your mindset. The mindset of optimism and determination can lead to increased resilience. Some people become cynical and give up easily, causing them to replay their tragedies over and over again in their head, as well as through conversations with others. Why put yourself through this when there is another path?
I share two stories that display the power of resilience and a positive mindset. Do you have what it takes to take on the Rubber Band Challenge? I believe you do. I believe everyone does. It does take effort, but it is also very rewarding.