Resilience refers to a person’s ability to function well in the face of high demand, unwanted change, challenge, or adversity. Resilient people are better able to deal with adversity and to rise to a challenge constructively.
Resilience is built of a set of characteristics that most people possess, more or less. We are naturally stronger in some areas than in others, which means that we can play to our strengths, and recognise and develop our characteristics where they are under-developed or lacking.
Being more resilient doesn’t mean the unexpected or challenging events don’t happen, but it does mean that you’ll cope with them – even take them in your stride – in ways that make you more productive and boost your confidence about life’s demands and adversities.