How to Bounce Back from Hard Times

How to build resilience and come back from failure/adversity

The Art of Improvement
7 min readApr 28, 2024

Life is full of challenges. Not everything we attempt or wish for will materialize the way we’d hoped. But seeing failure and adversity as part of the process can help put things into perspective.

Business woman Arianna Huffington said,

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes — understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”

Being resilient is not necessarily something you’re born with, but you CAN learn it. Even if you didn’t have the environment or opportunity to build skills of resilience as a child, it’s not too late.

But what can you do to learn to bounce back from difficult situations? Here are a few tools that may help.

The 7 C’s of Resilience