Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

How Highly Resilient People Survive to Thrive

1,277 views

Published on

Resilience is the universal human capacity to face, overcome, and even be strengthened by experiences of adversity - bending like bamboo instead of breaking. How we cultivate our inner focus is by taking steps on our personal journey with resilience. This is the focus of this presentation.

Published in: Leadership & Management
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

How Highly Resilient People Survive to Thrive

  1. 1. How Highly resilient people survive to thrive Resilience is the universal human capacity to face, overcome, and even be strengthened by experiences of adversity - bending like bamboo instead of breaking. by Faisal Hoque founder of: Photo by Keith Hardy on Unsplash Copyright © 2018 by Faisal Hoque. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. This presentation is structured around the concepts brought forth by “Survive to Thrive” Book. The book draws from three critical mantras: I am, I have, and I can. The book offers powerful approaches to diffuse strong emotion in the moment of crisis, and opens up opportunities for re-examining your personal definition of success. The book illuminates how anyone can attain the resilience that’s required to repeatedly push forward in the face of conflict. It contains the summary lessons from the part one of the book: •  Lesson One: I Am Redefining •  Lesson Two: Am Shaping My Destiny •  Lesson Three: I Am Moving Forward
  3. 3. “Resiliency is an attitude; it's your belief that you can conquer anything. It is the ability to go from days to weeks to months to years to reach your destination, defining and re- defining your personal goals along the way. At times, it means using adversity to find the opportunities that lead us to our true destiny.” - Survive to Thrive
  4. 4. “I hear you say – ‘How unlucky that this should happen to me.’ But not at all. Perhaps say instead ‘How lucky I am that I am not broken by what has happened, and I am not afraid of what is about to happen. For the same blow might have stricken anyone, but not many who would have absorbed it without capitulation and complaint’.” - Meditations, Marcus Aurelius
  5. 5. “Hope is the eternal tool in the survival kit for mankind. We hope for a little luck, we hope for a better tomorrow, we hope – although it is impossible hope – to somehow get out of this world alive. And if we can’t and don’t, then it is enough to rejoice in our short time here and to remember how much we loved the view.” - Life Beyond Measurement, Sidney Poitier
  6. 6. “For this is what we do. Put one foot forward and then the other. ...Think. Act. Feel. …Push our brave hearts into the promise of a new day. With love: the passionate search for a truth other than our own. With longing: the pure, ineffable yearning to be saved. For so long as fate keeps waiting, we live on. …We live on.” – Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts
  7. 7. I Am -  Lesson One: I Am Redefining Priorities -  Lesson Two: I Am Shaping My Destiny -  Lesson Three: I Am Moving Forward
  8. 8. Creating your thoughts, following your own path, ignoring skeptics, and dusting yourself off every time you fall requires discipline over energy and drive. Often, that comes solely from within. How we cultivate that inner focus is by taking steps on our personal journey with resilience, which is the focus of this presentation. An authentic and inspiring purpose allows for: »» emotional engagement to claim our destiny »» focus by redefining our priorities »» pragmatic paths to move forward
  9. 9. “From Aristotle to Buddha, Rumi to Steve Jobs, Kahlil Gibran to Paulo Coelho, many revered thinkers and talents have said that the path to an authentic journey is to know yourself, to be guided by an inner voice. To be authentic, you must be “awake,” meaning you have the ability to understand who you are, what you want to be, and how you want to fit in the world.” - Everything Connects, Faisal Hoque
  10. 10. Lesson One: I Am Redefining Priorities I am nurturing empathy. When we empathize with others, our sense of identity is connected to others. As a result, we feel greater in some way and less alone. I am able to manifest my success. How we think creates the energy that ultimately manifests into success. If we go into a situation with a negative thought process, then we seem destined for a negative outcome. I am achieving stillness. Mindfulness and meditation quiet our mental restlessness. Mental restlessness often includes judgment of others and ourselves, which diminishes our ability to fully connect with the present moment.
  11. 11. “When we put concentrated effort in recognizing others' sufferings, it allows us to put our sufferings into perspective.” - Survive to Thrive
  12. 12. Beginner's mind is a practice of approaching our experiences empty of assumptions. A beginner's mind is what allows us to embrace the highest emotional qualities such as enthusiasm, zeal and optimism to creatively move ourselves forward. Above all, navigate with a beginner's mind.
  13. 13. Lesson Two: I Am Shaping My Destiny I am able to guide my destiny. Destiny results from intention. Our spiritual will can be something that drives us to do what seems impossible. I am able to manifest my success. How we think creates the energy that ultimately manifests into success. If we go into a situation with a negative thought process, then we seem destined for a negative outcome. I am capable of healing myself. “There isn’t any quicker way to boost spirits than smiling and laughing. Research shows that laughter increases endorphins, those “feel-good” chemicals that travel through the body, typically while exercising.”
  14. 14. “The challenge for anyone is to understand themselves and what they really want. Have a personal conversation about that. Ask yourself what you would most desire. Then decide what steps it will take to get there. We create our destiny every day by being conscious about our decisions, how they will affect ourselves and others, and still be able to summon the courage to continue moving forward.” - Survive to Thrive
  15. 15. Lesson Three: I Am Moving Forward I am developing healthy rituals. Repetition helps us develop habits in our lives. Choosing to do the right thing, even when we do not feel like it, creates good habits. Mastery follows, coming from an enthusiastic and devoted practice. I am finding balance. When we face major challenges in life, we often think we need to work harder and longer in order to overcome our hurdles. Working longer hours, especially when we are tired, actually makes us less productive. I am achieving small goals every day. Being overwhelmed with too many things to do at once is a choice. The fewer tasks we try to do, the more effectively we tackle the tasks at hand.
  16. 16. “There is just no substitute for ritualistic hard work. As a very basic example, waking up at the same time creates predictability, the structure of which allows for sustainable daily productivity. Highly resilient people work harder than most people can ever imagine. They tend not to dwell on things, they find their strength by staying devoted to their craft.” - Survive to Thrive
  17. 17. “Success comes from balance and the natural progression of things—often with less-than-perfect paths and outcomes. As one ancient Eastern folk tale narrates—if you pull the string too tight, it will snap. If you leave it too loose, it will not make music. So is the path to growth and contentment.” - Everything Connects, Faisal Hoque
  18. 18. Writing is a way to find inspiration for yourself and others. “When you write for yourself, it can propel you to explore your inner self — your journey, your struggles, your inspirations, and your purpose.” Write Frequently “I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is  reborn.”" - Anne Frank"
  19. 19. Food is the most fundamental of needs for our survival and almost every major event in our lives revolves around it. The process of making food teaches us to be mindful, embrace creativity, and push for mastery. Cook More Often.
  20. 20. “As we mature our own personal techniques and disciplines, it is very possible to be involved in multiple initiatives. However, limiting goals for each initiative to measureable outcomes is what allows us not to overwhelm ourselves into a state of submission and defeat. Our bodies work in cycles. There are times of the day that are most productive as well as times that are quite the opposite. The most effective way of staying productive is to learn your cycle.” - Survive to Thrive
  21. 21. About Me Founder of Shadoka A Top 100 Thought Leader. A Top 100 Most Influential People in Technology. Founder, CEO, Chairman, and/or board member of multiple international companies. Author of multiple publications on leadership, entrepreneurship, management, innovation, and mindfulness. A regular, top contributor to Fast Company, Business Insider, Medium, and other publications with thousands of viral social media followers from around the globe. Follow me @faisal_hoque faisalhoque.com

×