Building a Positive Resilient Mindset
Positive Psychology and Resilience
Positive Psychology very sharply defines reslience as a form of flourishing ego resiliency, defined as a “Personality resource that allows individuals to modify their characteristic level and habitual mode of expression of ego-control so as to most adaptively encounter, function in, and shape their immediateand long-term environmental contexts” (Klohnen, 1996, p.1067). Such wise words of wisdom are indeed steering us towards the notion of surivival of the fittest with Positive adaptive behaviours for a growth mindset. The process of acquiring resilience as the cultivation of Positive emotions that harbour resilience within individuals by the cultivation of positive emotions enjoyment, happy playfulness, contentment, satisfaction, warm friendship, love and affection allowing us to acquire adaptive coping stlyes. Positive emotion’s cultivates problem-focused coping and reappraisal with positive meaning towards peace, unity and humanity. The resilience hypothesis advocates resilience through difficult times by utilising personal resources, strengths, hope, optimism and self-efficacy. The imperative value of positive emotions build psychological repertoire to build important physical, intellectual, social and psychological resources by the use of the following positive emotions compassion, fun, hope, desire, awe, happiness, contentment, joy, play, interest, pride and love (Boniwell, I 2012).
Dr Paul T P Wong advocates a 6 mindset in times of challenges with the emphasies in cultivating faith as forging the way forward to a positive wellbeing. The BRAMMT model advocates a beleiving mindset acquired through the beleive in God, others, self, Responsible mindset: acquiring personal/social responsibility, Appreciative mindset: existential gratitude, mindful mindset: acquired through meditation, and a tough mindset: forming grit courage/endurance. The model allows an individual to develop a growth mindset in very challenging times with the positive endurance of a optimal performing framework that cultivates high performance resilience in ones self to flourish. Thus reinforcing that suffering is essential for personal growth and happiness (Wong, 2019).
Global Positive Resilience Mindset
The cohesive formation of a PIPI (Positive Integration Psychology Intervention) illustrated in figure 1 illustrates how individuals can strive towards the development of a flourishing mindset (Shah, 2021).
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B P Positive Integrated Intervention
Global resilience is achievable by acquiring the correct information and skillset thus permittable by acquiring membership to the Resilience Association and the magnificent INPM: International Network on Personal Meaning and Meaning of life. Lets steer the world towards Martin Seligman’s pledge for Global Positive wellbeing for all by 2051 by 51% (Seligman, 2011) and the UN advocating happiness on the global development agenda (UN, 2011) which is indeed a step by step process, lets all start our Positive Wellbeing journey for all today.
- Flourishing: Positive Psychology and the Life Well-lived, Edited by COREY L. M. KEYES and JONATHAN HAIDT, 2003, APA, USA.