by Patricia Edwards (Submitted to BeHappy101.com)
Emotional Intelligence Quotient, or EQi, is the gold standard when it comes to being a predictor of success. EQi trumps IQ and can be enhanced through awareness, knowledge and accountability.
Of the fifteen factors measured by the assessment, several pertain to resilience: flexibility, stress tolerance and optimism being the strongest correlated to an individual’s capacity to adapt and endure despite obstacles and setbacks. Interestingly, two attributes are measured separately: happiness and optimism. While happiness is dependent upon circumstances and constantly shifting reactions to them, optimism is more of a permanent attitude toward the future and grounded upon the choices made.
Unfortunately studies show that women tend to be less resilient, and resiliency is a predictor of general happiness.
The good news, however, is that resiliency can be enhanced. Most feel less resilient in their lives if they feel a lack of control over their circumstances and their future. Therefore, developing a can-do attitude, based on recollection of past success, and coupled with thankfulness, can significantly increase overall optimism and resilience.
Where to start you may ask?
Developing new habits that support your feelings of well being and optimism are important. Stick with them and you will see amazing and positive changes.
Patricia Edwards has over 25 years’ experience as Human Resources Manager in Fortune 500 companies. She has been a trusted advisor to all levels of employees and now shares that wisdom with individual clients. She can be contacted at www.CareerWisdomCoach.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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