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How to make your buoyancy bouncier and your positivity peppier 

Hurdles on a racetrack

Mindset is so important when it comes to success that elite athletes train themselves in nine mental skills alongside their physical training. Learn what these are – so you can apply them to your own work to help build your resilience.

Resilience is the ability to handle challenges and bounce back smarter and stronger. The more resilient you are, the better you’ll cope with challenges and difficulties – so the more successful you’re likely to be.

We develop resilience over time; it’s not something we’re born with. To build resilience, our mental processes need to be broken down and reconstructed to change the cycle of negative habits.

By nature, creatives tend to be very resilient. The mental skills you need for creativity are the same as those needed for resilience: curiosity, positivity, high motivation and the ability to cope with instability.

Make your mindset fighting fit

Resilience is so intrinsically linked to success that elite athletes train their minds in nine different ways to reinforce the power of attitudinal positivity. As creatives, we too can benefit from these buoyancy-bolstering techniques – so let’s shamelessly steal them from the sporty types and build up our own mental muscles: