Building Resilience with These 7 "C"s

Despite our best efforts, we cannot prevent adversity and daily stress; but we can learn to be more resilient by changing how we think about challenges and adversities.

In today’s environment, we need to develop strengths, acquire skills to cope, recover from hardships, and be prepared for future challenges. We need to be resilient in order to succeed in life.

Dr Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., MS Ed, FAAP has identified seven “C”s of resilience:

1. Competence

Competence describes the feeling of knowing that you can handle a situation effectively.

2. Confidence

A person’s belief in their own abilities which is derived from being competent in a given area.

3. Connection

Developing healthy relationships with family and community provides a safe place to land in times of need.

4. Character

Develop a solid set of morals and values to determine right from wrong and to demonstrate a caring attitude toward others builds character.

5. Contribution

Understanding the importance of personal contribution to society can serve as a source of purpose and motivation.

6. Coping

Learning to cope effectively with stress will help you be better prepared to overcome life’s inevitable challenges.

7. Control

Accept that life’s events are not purely random and that most things that happen are the result of yours or another person’s choices and actions and how we respond to certain triggers.

There is no simple answer to guarantee resilience in every situation. But we can challenge ourselves to develop the ability to negotiate our own challenges and to be more resilient, more capable, and happier.

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