First let’s address the basic definition of resolve. Webster’s dictionary defines it this way; “to make a definite and serious decision to do something”. Now let’s talk about the metaphorical meaning of resolve as it relates to living a peaceful, full and successful life.
Resolve is arguably the most important trait to develop and maintain for most people to get through most of the challenges of life. Here are seven simple questions and answers to understand the elements of resolve:
What is it like?
It’s like an inner driving force that if developed well, becomes an auto pilot in any situation that prohibits one from getting off-course when circumstances and situations arise that can derail you if resolve does not exist or is weak.
Where does it come from?
It’s comes from the combined efforts of mindset and inner spirit, activated through making a decision and committing to that decision with an inner belief that whatever you want, will happen or whatever you’re going through, you will get through it.
What does it take to develop it?
Developing resolve to a level of unbreakable strength takes a few approaches. The decision to get it, the belief you have it and the relentless practice of it when life hits you with something that tests it.
What is it like to have a weak resolve?
A weak resolve or no resolve is a breeding ground for depression, self-deprecation, low self-esteem, extreme guilt, excessive anger, and an overall attitude of giving up on life in general. Life does not come without its issues and people are wired differently and handle events differently. Resolve is definitely not a one-size fits all. The level of development for one does not work for all and some people have to work really hard to have a resolve during a situation that another might view as trivial. But none the less, all have to possess some degree of it to be successful in their own respective ways. The resolve you have just needs to be the best for you.
What are the benefits of a strong resolve?
A strong resolve eliminates or manages dwelling on the past, feeling sorry for yourself, eliminates or manages the worry of what others think of you. It gives you the strength to withstand judgment and gives you that “never give up” attitude. It helps you push through with a knowing that whatever you desire to accomplish or goal you want to reach, you can do so, no matter what obstacle comes up along the way or how long it takes. You get an inner courage that helps you bounce back and keep moving.
Why is it important to maintain it?
Maintaining resolve is like re-layering the mind with a coating of courage and confidence that just gets better with every layer, after every experience.
What if you lose it?
Getting your resolve back on track is a necessary action to bounce back from a set-back. No one is perfect or superhuman. There will always be that moment where resolve will not appear to be present and that’s quite alright for that moment. It only takes the next moment to decide, recommit and recharge your resolve, but the choice is always yours.
In any situation, always remember that using your resolve effectively can bring an unwavering sense of peace and focus that can maximize your experiences, no matter what life throws your way.
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