Gratitude is all about recognizing that good things can come from bad times.
Resilience is the capacity to bounce back from difficult events, and if there’s one group who needs that ability, it’s entrepreneurs. Without resilience, every lost client feels like a catastrophe. Failure seems like a point of no return, despite being a normal, if unpleasant, outcome of starting a business.
Resilience, however, is not all or none. Some entrepreneurs are better at picking themselves up and pivoting than others. What separates people who thrive in stressful times from those who break down when faced with adversity?
Research by Vassar College Department of Psychology’s Michele M. Tugade from 2004 suggests that resilient people experience positive emotions more frequently. Although positive emotions come in many colors, only one can be conjured in any context: gratitude .
As an entrepreneur, gratitude belongs in your back pocket. Here are four ways gratitude builds resilience so that you can bounce back quicker than ever.
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