Resilience: The Art of Failing Forward

A Guide to Habit Resilience

Changing ourselves can be gruelling, but giving up halfway is the only thing that can stop you. (Jaco Pretorius/Unsplash)

I’ve coached thousands of people who want to change habits and I’ve found there’s a key difference between those who actually make changes and those who don’t.

That key difference is what I like to call “habit resilience.”

Habit resilience is the ability to bounce back when things don’t go as you planned, to stay positive, encourage and forgive yourself, and shake it off t0 start again afresh.

It’s the ability to learn and grow from struggles in the effort to establish new habits.

The opposite of habit resilience is getting discouraged when things don’t go as planned, beating yourself up, or trying not to think about it when you mess up. That means ignoring problems, complaining, blaming others, deciding you can’t change and hardening your harsh opinion of yourself…


Resilience: The Art of Failing Forward

In this talk, PW blogger and #PWChat co-host Sasha K. Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE, covers how when we are vulnerable in sharing our professional (and personal) failures, we become more resilient. We allow ourselves to learn from our mistakes, we open diversity in solutions by talking to others, we avoid failure blindness, and we release self-shame. She discusses how perfectionism leads to burnout, through our inability to accept that failure is part of growth. This talk will encourage resilience and inspire the audience to see failure as a path to resilience. Dr. Shillcutt is a tenured Associate Professor and the Vice Chair of Strategy and Innovation in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is a board-certified anesthesiologist, is a testamur in the Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography, and has certification in advanced perioperative…

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