About this Episode

Do you ever feel like quitting because it all seems too difficult? During these moments, the set backs can feel like they keep taking you further and further away from succeeding, so giving up becomes very tempting. Sound familiar? I’ve been there too.

Yet, we all know of people who, despite the biggest obstacles, keep moving forward with hope, motivation and a sense of perspective. Maybe, you are like this too.

What’s the difference? How come some people are able to move forward in the face of adversity while others crumble?

It’s not about skill or intelligence, instead it’s your grit and resilience that counts.

You are stronger than you would ever imagine, especially when you practice the right habits.

In this episode, the Do Life Better podcast’s resident psychologist, Dr John Barletta, and I share strategies and habits for building your grit and resilience to help you move through challenging moments with greater positivity and purpose.

How some people use set backs as fuel to keep them moving forward:

  • How to create more grit
  • The role hope plays in building resilience
  • The importance of having an expectation that by using the right strategies things will work out well
  • Why a support network is so critical
  • How gratitude helps to improve grit and resilience
  • Why you should experience yourself as being masterful and having accomplishments in your life
  • Knowing the difference between when to use your grit and when to quit
  • The connection between mental and physical resilience
  • How your resilience can grow by having an expectation that change and challenges are a constant

The challenge for the week: when you feel challenged notice what’s going on, what’s pushing you around or stretching you, and make some notes about the situation - how it is effecting you, what some options are for how to respond rather than react, and share these options with a mentor or friend to get some feedback about the best way to move forward.

Dr John Barletta is a Counselling and Clinical Psychologist in Brisbane who promotes healthy living via integrated positive psychology principles. His expertise includes therapy, workshops, keynotes, medico-legal and psychological assessments, corporate consulting, executive coaching, mediation, and clinical supervision.

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