If you are looking for motivation and inspiration, what a beautiful quote by Martin Luther King Jr. about doing what you can no mattter where you are in you life.
Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness; Having a positive mindset of no matter what has happened, what can I do now. We can either be taken down by the events or rise above them. Be RESILIENT!
Listen to our Podcast & Guided Meditation on being Positive and Success:
If you have heard about the glass half full or empty, its often looked at it from a point of view of having an Optimist and Pessimist attitude.
Continuing on the topic of glass full, the quote by Dr. King encourages us to more forward, have a Positive attitude. Regardless of what has happened going backward or standing still is the way – learn from experiences and be Resilient.
Meditation is one way we can cultivate the quality of Resilience and connect with the power we have inside of us to get up and do what we can.
If you are struggling, worried or just need a small push. Here is a practice to help you cultivate a quality of being:
- Believing in yourself
- Resilient – Ready to bounce back!
REFLECT: Find time to sit in silence. Relax and start with first focusing on breathing. Next once you are settled, notice what thoughts come to mind. Does your mind then wander and can you spot any negative thoughts or patterns?
RESPOND: Note your feelings, sensations without getting hooked into the experience. If & when any thoughts arise and you feel being carried away, return back to the breath.
With each breath, remind yourself of the quote and commit to take action, to get started, to take the first or next step!
“If you can’t fly, then run,
if you can’t run, then walk,
if you can’t walk, then crawl,
but by all means keep moving.“
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
About Author: Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Dr. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent and civil disobedience based on his inspirations from Henry David Thoreau’s publication “Civil Disobedience” and Gandhi.
Affirmations on being Resilient:
- I am Resilient
- I am ready to bounce back
- I am Strong
- I am Tough
- I rise above Adversity
Affirmations on being Positive:
- I am always Positive
- I choose to stay Positive
- I stay Positive
- I find the Positive, even in the Negative
- I am Tough
- I am Strong
- I am present in this moment
- It will be a great day
- I can change my thoughts
- I am confident, dignified and walk away from anything Negative
Affirmations for work, career, jobs and success:
- I know I am worthy of a great career
- I work hard and am Successful
- I am open to trying new and different way
- I am determined to go further
- I do what’s needed, Now
- I step out of my comfort zone
- I am not giving up
- I commit to my goal and take risk to achieve my dreams
- I am ready to rise and bloom
INTEGRATE: Remember this “Positive Thinking” exercise and it will help you practice being Positive, believing in yourself and going for it.