top of page
  • Writer's pictureRuss Newton

What Makes Some People More Resilient Than Others.

  • They have a positive, realistic outlook. They don’t dwell on negative information and instead look for opportunities in bleak situations, striving to find the positive within the negative.

  • They have a moral compass. Highly resilient people have a solid sense of what they consider right and wrong, and it tends to guide their decisions.

  • They have a belief in something greater than themselves. This is often found through religious or spiritual practices. The community support that comes from being part of a religion also enhances resilience.

  • They accept what they cannot change and focus energy on what they can change. Dr. Southwick says resilient people reappraise a difficult situation and look for meaningful opportunities within it.

  • They have a mission, a meaning, a purpose. Feeling committed to a meaningful mission in life gives them courage and strength.

  • They have a social support system, and they support others. “Very few resilient people,” said Dr. Southwick, “go it alone.”

127 views5 comments

Recent Posts

See All

5 Comments


Deb Bragg
Deb Bragg
Jul 07, 2021

Thanks for sharing this, Russ. It’s excellent and so true!

Like
Russ Newton
Russ Newton
Jul 07, 2021
Replying to

Thank you Deb!

Like

normharbin
normharbin
Jul 06, 2021

Well said Russ. You are an excellent example!!

Like
Russ Newton
Russ Newton
Jul 06, 2021
Replying to

Thank you Norm!

Like

Mark Dtayo
Mark Dtayo
Jul 06, 2021

You have proven to be very resilient. Which is a testament to your above offering. Good stuff!

Like
bottom of page