Stronger: Develop the Resilience You Need to Succeed

Stronger: Develop the Resilience You Need to Succeed

Stronger: Develop the Resilience You Need to Succeed

Stronger: Develop the Resilience You Need to Succeed

Synopsis

;Professional athletes, surgeons, first responders--all perform remarkable feats in the face of intense stress. Why do they thrive under pressure, while others succumb?

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;What separates the two is attitude. Resilient people meet adversity head-on and bounce back from setbacks. They seem to naturally exude an inner strength--but studies show that resilience is something that anyone can build. Analyzing the heroic exploits of U.S. Navy SEALs and others who succeed against all odds, Stronger identifies five factors that combine to unlock deep reserves of personal power:

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; Active optimism-- believe that you can change things for the better • Decisive action-- you can't succeed if you don't take the leap • Moral compass-- face any challenge with clear guiding principles • Relentless tenacity-- try, try again • Interpersonal support-- gain strength from those around you

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;Drawing on the unique perspective of a standout team of authors (a stress management expert, a skilled entrepreneur, and a Navy SEAL), Stronger explores the science behind resilience and explains how you can develop this vital trait for yourself. Whatever your profession, today's demanding world calls for a special kind of strength. This revealing book holds the key.

Excerpt

Stronger is a most compelling study of human behavior and the ability to successfully cope with adversity and all of its ramifications. the authors believe that resilience may be defined as the ability to adapt to or rebound from adversity, a trait that has had an impact on me personally and to a great degree on my chosen professional military career as a naval officer with assignments on ships, staffs in the Pentagon, Vietnam, Germany, and, operationally, as a member of the Navy’s Underwater Demolition and seal Teams.

The authors are interested in how people adjust to adversity and what the core factors are that allow them to survive and prosper in what can be very trying times. They cite five such core factors to achieving personal resilience, what they call “psychological body armor”: active optimism, decisive action, moral compass, relentless tenacity, and interpersonal support.

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