• Ryan Glidden

The RESILIENCE 10 - What They Are And Why We Train

Resilience is the process of overcoming challenges and adversities, by continuously adapting to the complexities of life, fortifying our character, our beliefs in our abilities, and transcending all temporary obstacles along the path to mastery.

“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

There are ten core principles that help us to become more resilient. Each of these is put into three broader categories. They are:


Physical Fitness: Getting out of your head and into your body releases tension, reduce stress, and help produce joy. At RESILIENCE we use the disciplines of Yoga and High-Intensity Interval Training. These two modalities complement each other building strength, flexibility, endurance, speed, mobility, quickness, and balance of the many physical systems of our bodies. The right amount of stress, in the right way, and at the right time creates more resilience.


Mental fitness: Recognize that your reality is where you place your attention. Rather than become disabled or disrupted by habitual thinking, choose instead to access your own cognitive resources to focus your mind in the direction of your goals. Set clear rules for engagement in your life and do not allow lazy emotions like envy, greed, or jealousy to have any place in your mind.

Moral Compass: Identify your core set of values and then put ethics and these values before vanity and glory.

Purpose:  Understand your heart-centered mission. To do this reflect upon what is most important to you. Ask yourself how you would want people to remember you years from now. What do you stand for in your life? Who do you want to effect? How do you want to create change? Once you have your mission act in accordance with your values, and the deep driving motivations of your actions. This gives each action meaning and purpose.

Overcoming Fears: To fail is deeply human - as is the capacity to inspect, learn from, and transcend failure. We know failures are the inevitable stumbling blocks on the path to success: The lessons they teach strengthen our humility, maturity, and compassion.

Realistic Optimism (goals): Optimism helps blunt the impact of stress on the mind and body. Reality plants us firmly where we are and with what we are facing. We accept our reality with a confident, positive mindset. Continuously working towards our goals.

Cognitive and Emotional Flexibility: #Resilience is built-in complexity. Life is both complex and dynamic. Train yourself to keep your minds open, using reason and discernment to continuously challenge your “story,” while recognizing you do not create it alone. There are things we can control and things we cannot. Acceptance where you are, have the courage to get where you want to be and let wisdom guide you on the path.


Mentors: Be open to identifying and learning from the beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors of those who inspire you. Identify a mentor and be willing to learn. Mentors not only inspire but also help us avoid obstacles because of their wisdom and experience.

Teamwork: You never walk this path alone. Trust, connect to and contribute positive energy to those who train beside you. Always strive to uplift one and other. As an individual, you can make a change, but as a part of a team, you can make a difference.

Spirituality: Compassion, service, and forgiveness. In practicing these three actions we create a space for healing within ourselves and for connecting to that which is beyond our individual self.



for more on RESILIENCE or to start training visit www.resilienceten.com

* The RESILIENCE 10 is modified from the book, Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges,

by Steven M. Southwick and Dennis S. Charney

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