The trait you need when life goes wrong

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by System

By Jessica Salerno, OSCPA senior content manager

Something will, eventually, go wrong. You’ll get knocked down by life and forced to figure out what to do and where to go next. When this happens, resiliency is what will enable you to get through the tough times.

But building resiliency on your own can be tricky.

“It’s hard to practice resiliency because you have to become it when you’re going through hard things,” said Mikaela Hunt, owner of Mikaela Media and speaker at the June 27 Women, Wealth and Wellness Conference in Columbus.

You can, of course, prepare for tough scenarios like pulling an all-nighter at work or pushing yourself especially hard at your next workout. But it can be overwhelming when something unexpectedly goes wrong, a scenario or event that you didn’t plan for and now have to figure out on your own.

Hunt said to avoid wallowing in your own pity when misfortune happens.

“I think resiliency is developed when we don’t go always to a negative place in our own minds on why something happened the way that it happened, because there could be a myriad of reasons for it,” Hunt said.

Instead, focus on the path forward. That forward-thinking mindset and how you can work through difficulty will help make you resilient for future situations where things go wrong, and your team members and colleagues will notice.  

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