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Bouncing Back Stronger


Learn about the power of resilience

As we shine a spotlight on Mental Health Awareness, it’s crucial to focus on the importance of resilience in maintaining well-being. In the face of challenges, both personal and professional, resilience serves as a vital skill for navigating difficult times and emerging stronger on the other side. 


Why It Matters: Resilience is not just a buzzword. And it isn't merely about enduring hardships. Resilience is the capacity to withstand or to recover from difficulties. When we are not resilient, we experience higher distress under pressure. This can derail our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.


Successful leaders are applying the growth mindset to consider what’s possible and take the next right actions to foster resilience. Medica provides numerous tools and learning opportunities to support our employees.


“Resilient people and organizations utilize the principles of critical thinking and intense curiosity to identify solutions, appropriately partner, and drive lasting outcomes,” Medica’s Vice President of Customer Service Operations Adam Patterson said. “The best part about resilience is it is a superpower that can be developed.”


The big picture: In today's rapidly changing and unpredictable business landscape, resilience has become a key trait for both individuals and organizations alike. The ability to adapt, bounce back from setbacks, and overcome adversity is essential for success. 


Developing resilience can help us navigate challenges more effectively and a resilient organizational culture can lead to increased productivity, innovation, and long-term success. Openness to resources, support and a growth mindset defines resilience. It can empower us to thrive in the face of adversity. 


Reframing adversity with a growth mindset

In 1999, Stanford psychologist Dr. Carol Dweck first introduced the concept of a “growth mindset.” According to Dweck, a growth mindset is a belief that abilities and intelligence can improve with effort and persistence. It contrasts with a fixed mindset, where people believe their abilities remain static, unchangeable regardless of action. 

  • The growth mindset means recognizing humans as flexible. Setbacks become opportunities for learning and our potential becomes unlimited. 
  • The fixed mindset is the belief that our skills are set, we have what we have and don’t have the capacity to change and learn. While it keeps us trapped by fear of failure, the growth mindset expands the possible. 

The Bottom Line: By developing resilience skills, we can learn to harness inner strength to grow and evolve despite adversity, personal or professional. Learn more.