From  TIME — One of the key components of grit is resilience — the ability to recover from setbacks.  Eric Barker (read Eric’s stuff whenever you can) provides insights into how to be more resilient. He summarizes as follows:

“So when life is daunting and we need resilience, keep in mind:

  1. Perceive And Believe
  2. Manage Your Emotions
  3. Be A Quitter
  4. Be Delusional
  5. Prepare… Even If It’s Too Late For Preparation
  6. Stay Busy, Busy, Busy
  7. Make It A Game
  8. Get Help And Give Help

To live full lives some amount of difficulty is essential.”

I highly recommend reading the full story at How to Be Resilient: 8 Steps to Success When Life Gets Hard |