This is how I see things:
I think resilience is a skill that can benefit a person in recovery.
It hinges on thinking a setback can be temporary.
On not giving up and not resigning yourself to the status quo.
I was down for the count numerous times in my life and I got back up.
This is not easy. Recovering from a setback is not always quick and easy.
I’m skeptical that a person can rebound instantly.without any perspective as to what happened to them. You need to examine the setback to see how not to repeat the mistake.
If you ask me to be able to assess what got you in the mess and quickly resolve to do things differently is the way to effect change.
The definition of resilient is:
Tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.
Sometimes you can’t spring yourself from a situation right away. In the interim It’s the consistent resilient habits that can be the gateway to success down the road.
As far as having a job I made the pivot to working in a public library instead of remaining in a law firm library
Opportunity is the door. You need to knock on it. Rather than waiting for a big break to come along.
Acting resilient just might be the way to get back on track. Or to shift tracks when you’ve outlived where you’re at right now.
In the next blog entry I’m going to review a peer-written book that was designed to empower readers living in recovery.