Resilience is not just about bouncing back from major life challenges; rather, resilience means you can manage the daily stressors of life, like a difficult day at work, a tough conversation with a friend or loved one, or a failure or setback in your career. It is about the ability to capitalize on opportunity–to take calculated risks because we are not afraid of failure. Only then, can we truly flourish, be the best version of ourselves and reach our potential.

RESILIENCE is a process that requires adoption of productive behaviors, thoughts, and actions that can be learned. Resilience prepares you to deal with life’s challenges by giving you the ability to cope with adversity, adapt to change and thrive under new conditions.

Five Dimensions of Personal Readiness

Resilience drives personal readiness. To sustain personal readiness, we must understand the relationship among its five dimensions, sometimes called the five pillars: physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family. Sustaining healthy behaviors within and across these dimensions is essential to achieving and sustaining personal readiness. Learn more about the five dimensions of readiness here.

Resilience in Focus

When you need an instant mood boost or a quick tip to get you through the week–or the next 15 minutes–Resilience in Focus can help. This series of tools and infographics cover common challenges like how to make stress work for you (stress can be good, really), become more optimistic (it is possible!), cultivate mindfulness (what is that, exactly?) and stick to goals (at last!). Start by exploring the topics here.

Master Resilience Training

The Master Resilience Training Course (MRTC) provides Soldiers with an opportunity to enhance their leadership and effectiveness and to learn how to teach resilience skills to Soldiers, Family members and DA Civilians. The 10-day MRTC includes immersion in core concepts and skills as well as instruction for training others. Interested in becoming a master resilience trainer? Find out more about the course and its requirements here.