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"It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated...it is finished when it surrenders."
Bounce back is your ability to return quickly to a normal and productive state after a difficult situation or event. We talk a lot about the ability to bounce back from adversity and to operate in chaos. We find that the most successful people that we've met, have an incredible ability to handle multiple things that are thrown at them while still keeping their goals in the forefront of their minds. Having a strong belief and foundation, play such a huge role in people's ability to operate in chaotic situations and bounce back from adversity. We believe that optimal bounce back comes down to evaluating 3 major factors:
How do you respond to change?
Adaptability is a defining characteristic between success and failure, growth and stagnation. Adaptable people are open to change, see opportunity where others see failure, and know what they stand for. They are resourceful and plan ahead. Resourceful people don't avoid change, they embrace it. They embrace it, learn from it and move forward. Learning to adapt is an important component to your rate of 'bounce back.'
How do you adapt from that change?
Elasticity is the capability of adapt to change or a variety of unique circumstances. Elastic people are flexible and feel comfortable being stretched. People that have an elastic spirit are quick to recover from disappointment. Being elastic also means that people can't 'break you,' and that you have the ability bounce back to where you need to be. Our human capability is to be dynamic, sometimes our human nature keeps us static.
How do you build your toughness around change?
Resiliency is the capacity the overcome challenges. Resilient people are self-aware, are optimistic and are good at establishing boundaries. Resilient people are mentally focused. Toughness, especially mental toughness, consistently grows as resilience increases. Resiliency is strength through stress.
Although synonymous in a lot of regard, these factors really work hand-in-hand to create a high level of functionality in our lives. The hardest battle most of us will ever fight, is the battle within ourselves. Our bounce back should make us stronger, wiser, and more personally powerful than before. We should be in a constant state of growth, through the good and through the bad. Life is going to happen irregardless, but how are we responding to it is the real question. Holistically, we believe in striving to develop a strong mind, body and spirit. Most importantly, it is important to not allow people or circumstances to allow you to lose sight of your goals and your purpose.
Live life on purpose,
Brandon & Amanda