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5 Things I Say to Build Resiliency

"Could you do it for $1million?" That's what I ask myself when things get hard or when I feel stressed, overwhelmed and challenged. I try to give myself a "jolt" to help see the situation differently. A shift in mental perspective requires some firm, reassuring & nurturing self-talk. Here are a few things I say to myself to retrieve my optimism, build resiliency and tap into my underlying determination to keep going! 

  1. It’s simple, but not easy. I use this as a mantra to remind myself, that if it were simple, everyone would do it. But they don’t. Which is why it’s not easy. The hard part? Consistency, discipline and focus. Those are hard, but I can do hard things, and you can too!
  2. Good is better than perfect. When you aim to be good, instead of perfect, you’ll find you’re less stressed and better positioned to enjoy yourself. I’ll also modify it and say, “Done is better than perfect.” That way, I stay focused on what’s reasonable & attainable. 
  3. Practice makes progress, perfection causes paralysis. When I feel stuck or things aren’t going as I’d like, maybe it’s not ideally how I wanted the day to go; I tell myself, “This is just more practice, I’m still learning, at least I’m still working at it, making progress.”
  4. Could you do it for $1million? This is what I ask myself when I know I’m facing a challenge. Try it. Next time you don’t think you feel like getting up in the morning to exercise, ask yourself,  “Could you do it for $1million?” You’ll be surprised how much determination you can pull out of yourself for the right incentive! 
  5. Find a way! “I can find a way forward no matter what!” This is what liberates my mind to be creative to imagine another work-around. There are no set-backs or road-blocks, only detours and set-ups to the next thing, so be patient and stay encouraged! 

I hope you’ll try a few of these yourself! And if you’re looking for more encouragement MEMBERS in the VIDEO LIBRARY there is an entire series of videos, workshops & worksheets to help you improve Self-Confidence, Self-Love, Self-Worth and how to take inventory of your progress with “3 Small Wins!” 


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