The Resilience Factor with Dr. Mustafa Sarkar

In this interview, researcher and lecturer, Dr. Mustafa Sarkar, describes his powerful and cutting-edge findings on resilience with high achievers and Olympic champions. He defines resilience as the “the ability to use personal qualities to withstand pressure.” He discusses 6 personal qualities that resilient people have which include: 1) positive and proactive personality, 2) experience and learning, 3) sense of control, 4) flexibility and adaptability, 5) balance and perspective and 6) perceived social support. Dr. Sarkar provides practical tips including “learning your ABCs” on how to build resilience in yourself, your clients, or your team.

[tweet_dis2]Resilience is the ability to bounce back. It’s the ability to change before the case for change becomes necessary@MusSarkar via @Mentally_Strong[/tweet_dis2]

[tweet_dis2]Adversity is not only beneficial, it is essential for success@MusSarkar via @Mentally_Strong[/tweet_dis2]

[tweet_dis2]There are lessons to be learn and confidence to be gained from adversity@MusSarkar via @Mentally_Strong[/tweet_dis2]

[tweet_dis2]High achievers have a challenge mindset – they view adversity and pressure as an opportunity to learn & grow@MusSarkar via @Mentally_Strong[/tweet_dis2]

[tweet_dis2]The bottomline is that resilience is not a special quality – it can be developed by anyone@MusSarkar via @Mentally_Strong[/tweet_dis2]