As resilient as a bouncing ball
By Verena Riedler
When you throw a bouncing ball on the floor, it first changes its shape. But it is elastic and gains new energy when bouncing back. Resilient people act in the same way – after a crises they return with new strengths.
Resilience supports us in stressful situations/ phases. An important thought is the following:
I don’t have to be strong all the time – but I know how I can strengthen myself again and again.
What are the roots of your strengths?
Resilience is a term that summarizes various aspects of mental resistance. These are innate, but can also be trained and developed – e.g. in (project) coaching.
In resilience research the following attitudes were approved as effective:
- Optimism in combination with a realistic self assessment
- Solution focus and creativity
And these are the skills that distinguish resilient people:
- Build personal relationships and networks
- Have a strong vision for the future
- Willingness to learn and ability to improvise
- Care well for themselves
- Self-efficiency and taking responsibility
The key for success and happiness is to become aware even in difficult situations what you can create and influence. Thus moving from the circle of concern to the circle of influence.
What can you do today to strengthen your resilience?
works as a senior project manager in IT and organizational developing projects. As a certified PPMC and a project coach she is supporting team members and project teams to strengthen their resilience.