Helping Others To Be More Resilient

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Are you resilient? Are you able to easily face challenges? Are you able to do what is necessary to solve those challenges? If so, you are an excellent choice to assist others in doing the same thing.

All people are capable of being resilient. However, for one reason or another, they may not be resilient. They may be unable to overcome obstacles in life due to their lack of resilience. They may find it challenging to maintain their success. You can help others become more resilient by modeling resilience for them. Helping others in this way is rewarding, but not without its challenges.

When you find someone who is not resilient, you must try to discover why. Get the person to tell you about their life. However, unless you are a trained counselor, keep this activity at a high level. Don’t try to pry too much. You can only do so much to help people. They need to take action.

If there was a time when you were not as resilient as you are now, try to relate that experience. Think back to what was holding you back and use that as a guide. Also, try to remember how you overcame the problem. Your solutions can be the action steps you present to the people you are helping.

Learning to be more resilient usually requires changes within a person. But this doesn’t happen overnight. This means that you will need to be patient. It may never happen, and you need to accept that. Not everyone deals with change the same. Some people cannot handle change, so you may be unable to help them. It’s unfortunate, but there’s not much you can do about it if they are unwilling to try. Let them know you are available when they are ready, and leave it at that.

Help people accomplish small victories. While the achievements may be small, they can set the stage for more challenging tasks later. Instead of trying to tackle something large and complicated, let them tackle something easy. When they realize that the effort required was less than they thought, they may be ready for more significant challenges later. It’s okay to keep presenting the smaller tasks until they get comfortable. Then you can increase the difficulty of the challenges.

After you have helped a few people, you may decide to turn the activity into a business. Many coaching businesses start this way. Helping others is something that can make you feel good about yourself. Of course, it is also noble if you do it because of the satisfaction of helping others.