9. Thou shalt retain a winning frame of mind.
A winning frame of mind contains a growth mindset—the belief that defeat happens for you, not to you. If you have a growth mindset, you consider success and failure a package deal—like a hand and glove, milk and cookies, flip sides of the same coin—twins, not enemies. It’s an understanding that avoidance of failure morphs into avoidance of success. It’s a realization that in order to attain what you want, you must be willing to accept what you don’t want.
Instead of giving up, you welcome obstacles, setbacks, and disappointments—no matter how painful, frustrating, big or small—as opportunities to grow and learn instead of as defeat. You think of defeat as a personal trainer, and you control your happiness like baseball great Babe Ruth, arguably one of the best baseball players of all time, whose winning frame of mind was contained in his famous quote, “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” If you use Ruth’s wisdom in any pursuit, “failure” can never bring your aspirations to a screeching halt.
10. Thou shalt take time out to acknowledge realized goals.
It’s important to take breathers and come up for air. Throw modesty out the window, and savor the excitement of your accomplishments. Remember why you chose this life you’re living in the first place—your ambitions, dreams, and goals. Your love for what you do.
Make sure you celebrate the milestones on your life trajectory: each promotion, successful deadline, and every accolade from the top down. Before moving on to the next item on your agenda, relish each success every step of the way.
Written By Bryan E. Robinson Originally Appeared In Psychology Today
These commandments of resilience can help you tremendously when it comes to truly winning at life. These commandments of resilience will help you know yourself and push you to draw from your inner strength and be a winner. Resilience itself can go a long way in helping you reach all your goals and achieve everything that you have ever wanted to.