Updated: Dec 27, 2018
Among aptitudes that distinguish Entrepreneurial Minds from other folks is Resilience.
I have always been fascinated by this somewhat mysterious capacity and where it might come from.
Turns out it cannot be traced down to one single attribute but more so, to a state of awareness that arises from befriending a collection of attitudes, mindsets, behaviors - with practice. Brain science and psychology shed additional light on the biology and the theories underpinning the mechanisms behind resilience.
From our research it would appear that :
1. Resilience should not be mistaken with Resistance, a close relative for sure but which entails more of a temporary, energy-depleting defensive process
2. Resilience in its fullest expression manifests as a life-long sustainable and generative commitment to oneself, usually anchored on a strong sense of "higher" purpose which elevates the human experience; allowing the resilient subject to "transcend and include" events as they arise, exercise confidence and compassion on his/her way towards a desired future state.
Resilience is a way of life and as such requires creativity and ... I am afraid, a life-long patient practice. I share hereafter a few articles to illustrate the topic and its relationship with entrepreneurial minds as well as my comments and findings.
4 Ways to Cultivate a Better Attitude About Your Life
Sheryl Sandberg - Grit and Resilience - Here Are 5 Ways to Build Both
Deconstructing the Neurobiology of Resilience
Secrets Of The Most Resilient People
7 Amazing Things That Happen When You Spend Time Alone
5 Ways to Use Mindfulness to Fix Your Brain, Decrease Stress, Improve Performance
The Mental Tricks of Athletic Endurance
Alley on Resilience - 2 Men Founders Interviews
Alley on Resilience - 2 Women Founders Interviews
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