John Maxwell


Resilience, the ability to return to form after being bent, stretched or compressed.

The American Psychology Association says the factors of resilience are:

The first is healthy relationships – having a community of people who love and support you is an important key to bouncing back from disappointment.

The ability to create and execute realistic plans for the future helps minimize the sense of being stuck in our pain.

The ability to have a positive view of yourself as well as a healthy self-confidence can keep you from falling further into depression.

How to develop Resilience

  1. Fail forward – learn from your mistakes, do not let setbacks defeat you learn from them.
  2. Commit to growth – look for lesson when you fail, use them for personal growth. Focus on getting better one day at a time.
  3. Recognize the value of adding value – John says, “I have long quoted Zig Ziglar, who said, “If you’ll help others get what they want, they’ll help you get what you want.” Usually when I talk about adding value, I’m inviting people to invest in others, to give in order to help others But I don’t often talk about the second part of Zig’s statement. There are times in your life when what you need most is for others to add value to you.” When you experience a setback those you have invested in will return the favor.
  4. Find strength beyond yourself – John says, “when things get to their most difficult, there is only one place for me to turn—and that’s to God.” Sometimes that setback is beyond your control and you need help the supernatural help God.

There is no shortage of difficulties in life, be a rubber band person and bounce back.