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Recently, one of my nephews was laughing (hysterically, might I add) at a video of ‘epic fails’. If you don’t know what these are, they’re compilations of videos of people failing at something they’re doing.
I must confess, at this point, that I’m not a huge fan of these. I remember even telling my nephew something to this effect and to make a point, took my phone, opened up YouTube and looked up epic wins (I wanted to convince myself that I could find something positive.).
I was delighted to find a long list of videos that celebrated little wins :)
It was sort of amazing to see the effort people put into some of these feats. What I kept coming back to, though, was the effort they must have put in or the number of times they might have failed to get it right.
There's a big lesson to learn here.
We’re all born into this world with a clean slate. The same unlimited potential. Yet, when we get to the end, it may seem that some have been gifted with more potential than others. The only reason this happens is that as we go through life, we impose boundaries and limitations on ourselves.
These boundaries and limitations diminish our confidence and self-esteem and keep us from achieving our true potential. Resilience programs powered by mindfulness help you empower yourself to accept and adapt well to situations and move forward.
Resilience programs empower you
With the help of a resilience program, you learn to adapt and bounce back after changes, challenges, setbacks, disappointments, and failures. Being resilient, however, does not mean that people don’t experience stress, emotional upheaval, and suffering.
Being resilient means having the ability to work through emotional pain and suffering, which involves developing thoughts and behaviours that allow you to recover from any roadblocks or negative outcomes, be it stress, anxiety or sadness.
It helps you accept your authentic self and move forward
A resilience program can help you identify where your life is going and help you accept yourself exactly as you are. This can help you achieve the self-awareness you need to move forward.
Sure, some events might not have been fair, some may have hurt, and some may have been unjust, but if you hold on to them, and more specifically the emotions attached to them, they will keep you exactly where you are now.
With a resilience program, you learn to accept where you are right now and make a decision to change.
It helps you create a vision
If you want to make changes, you need to know what it is you want.
What is your real potential? What does it look like? What are you doing in this picture? A resilience program will teach you how to hear the sounds, feel the feelings and visualise your outcome(s).
Be very precise about what your aim is. It doesn’t matter what that picture is right now, as it can (and will) change over time. The important thing is that you have something to get started. With a resilience program, you can achieve just that.
It helps you adapt your beliefs
Just as we picked up on our beliefs when we were younger, we can unlearn them if we choose to.
From there, new beliefs can be formed.
When we do this, our unconscious mind works with these new beliefs to create outcomes that are personally satisfying.
By learning how to adapt and evolve with the support of a resilience program, you begin the first step of this journey: open up your heart and mind to change.
As you overcome barriers created through your own thought patterns and beliefs, you open up new avenues to tap into your true potential.
Unlock your true potential with a mindfulness-based resilience program
Use a resilience program powered by mindfulness to acquire the qualities of resilience. This, however, doesn’t mean figuring out how to ‘grin and bear it’ or simply ‘get over it’.
It’s also not about learning to avoid obstacles or resist change.
Resilience is a process for which you need patience and flexibility to reframe thought patterns and learn to work through obstacles; skills easily built through mindfulness.
This is the idea behind our mindfulness app. To help individuals and workplaces practice and achieve resilience, increase focus, and develop better mental health, one mindfulness meditation at a time.