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Master Resiliency Training: Building Optimism with Real-Time Resilience

There are Six Competencies of Master Resiliency Training, and by developing them, an individual can enhance your ability to be resilient.   

  1. Self-Awareness

  2. Optimism

  3. Strength of Character

  4. Self-Regulation

  5. Mental Agility

  6. Connection

Resilience Spotlight for September skill is Real Time Resilience.   It’s easy to fall into patterns of negative thought; some call it “stinking thinking” or catastrophic thinking.  The competency to build is OptimismOptimism creates a more optimistic way of viewing things or your situation.  Real-time resilience is an internal skill in Master Resiliency Training and helps to challenge counterproductive thinking. 


Why is this skill so important? Because catastrophic thinking is the cause of many dreams being unfulfilled.  Real-Time Resilience is an internal skill that helps you to build the confidence needed to continue the task.  

How to Practice:

Write down your negative thoughts in a list format. “I can’t possibly run a marathon; I am too old.”

Re-write the thought in a positive way. “There are people older than me that travel the world to participate in marathons; with training, it’s possible.”

For every statement, you will:

  • Hunt the Good Stuff

  • Put it in Perspective

I will use the example above; the statement was true: no one can successfully run a marathon at any age without proper training.  Look for the evidence to support or discredit your thought.  There are people in every age category who run marathons.  Thinking positively, what’s possible for me with proper training?  I opened the statement up to reveal that many people of all ages run successful marathons and win.  I simply needed to “hunt for the good information to support me being successful.  Finally, I had to put it in perspective: With proper training, it is possible for anyone at any age to run a marathon successfully.  

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