Integrity is the Key to Resilience

I am glad that you are making a choice to read by blog, my hope is to enrich your life by some of the lessons that I have learned along the way.

In the first piece on resilience, we talked about the top 6 characteristics of resilient people.

Let’s take just a second to review a definition of resilience.

Resilience is the ability to resist the manifestations of clinical distress, impairment, or dysfunction that are often associated with critical incidents, acts of terror, mass disasters, and personal trauma.
Dr. George Everly,  Psychological Body Armor.

The first characteristic of a resilient person was active optimism.

The second is Integrity.

Simply said: Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than professing them. (Pinterest post)

Another way of looking at integrity is it gives you a real, fresh, and profound freedom because there is no hidden agenda, no slight of hand, being honest. C.S.Lewis said that integrity is doing the right thing when no one is looking.

A resilient person lives in factual reality. They maintain situational awareness, meaning that they are in tune with what is going on around them, and that takes affirmative action to use opportunities to their advantage and to serve others.

So, how would you grade yourself in the integrity department?

Just something to think about as you learn to become a more resilient person.

I would love to hear from you.  Feel free to comment.

(c) 2017 John Thurman

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