When you fail, you can choose to do one of two things. Try again, or give up. Everyone will tell you to keep going.
But after a defeat, that advice doesn’t seem very useful at all It may be all you have if you’ve given something your all. That’s where being strong comes in. In order to be resilient, you don’t have to make the same mistakes that you did in the past. It means having the strength to keep going, even after you’ve lost. It means that you should accept your scars and use them to your advantage.
Resilience comes with setbacks. People who want to learn from their mistakes need some tools that may not be easy to get. So, here are six books that will help you learn how to be more resilient as you go. Only then can you snatch success from the jaws of defeat.
Go for No! Yes Is the Destination, No is How You Get There
By Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz
Everyone works in sales at some point. Even if you’re on a sales team. If you run an office, run your own business, write grant proposals, or are looking for a new job, you are in sales.
Because when you work as a salesperson, the answer you will hear the most often is “No.”
Go for No! This is why. It is both inspirational and useful. Fenton and Waltz make the difference between failing and failing by example in a quick 82-page read. The lessons aren’t just nice words that make you feel better. In other words, the book walks you through each step of the way from what looks like failure to real success. Because this list is meant to be useful for people of all kinds, Go for No! is top of the list for a reason. It will teach you how to turn things that seem bad into good things.
The Resilience Factor: How to Face Adversity, Trauma and Tragedy Like a Superhero
By Dr. Syleecia Thompson
Dr. Thompson knows that things can go wrong. There is no doubt that she has had a good life. When she was a cancer survivor, there were no shortage of problems in her life. She kept going through them to get a doctorate in business administration and manage more than 160 clients as an entrepreneur.
One of the things the Resilience Factor emphasizes is personal development over business practices. Building inner strength and courage in the face of adversity is called “building inner strength and courage.” Then, the reader can use what she has learned to deal with all of her problems in life. This amazing and personal book is based on a self-help model that encourages people to look inside. It’s important to be self-aware and practical to build resilience in the face of adversity, so the author gives you a journal to help you do that.
The Failure Book: How 22 Extraordinary People Persisted to Beat the Odds and How You Can Too
By Karen Lilly and Chad Lilly
When we don’t meet our goals, we often start to set them lower than they should be. Didn’t get the big customer? You might want to try the smaller one the next time you go to the grocery store. It keeps going even if you don’t do well, so the cycle goes on. This method turns into a self-destructive web that each of us has been caught in at some point. What would happen if you tried to go…up?
In part, the Failure Book is a source of inspiration because it tells the stories of famous scientists, business leaders, and athletes who have failed and then gone on to become successful. That’s not the only reason this paperback-only book is so important. It gives practical advice and exercises to help you become more resilient when things go wrong.
Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Successful
By John C. Maxwell
This is a list of recent books about how to build success from failure, but it should not leave out this book from 2007. Failing Forward is an academic book, but it’s quick and fun to read. Maxwell makes a lot of use of scientific studies and historical stories. It’s also why you should embrace failure because it’s a way to get to where you want to be in the future.
When the reader reads Maxwell’s ideas, they will find them both practical and inspiring. Perceived problems turn into blessings. There is no doubt that having new tools to use both at work and at home will make you more excited.
The Little Book of Stoicism: Timeless Wisdom to Gain Resilience, Confidence, and Calmness
By Jonas Salzgeber
No, I didn’t say that Failing Forward was a classic. We’re going to really get into the old movies.
Failure, strength, and success are things that have been around for a long time. The myths and legends about them come from a long time ago. These things haven’t changed at all. While his book draws from Greek philosophers who lived in ancient times, Salzgeber’s book is completely up-to-date for 2019. The Little Book of Stoicism is easy to read and fun to read. It’s a good guide for how to do things. In life, failure is not just something you have to deal with, but something you need to deal with. For people who have a lot on their plate and want to be strong, this book is right for them.
After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again
By Dan Santat
Yes, this is a book for kids. People don’t want to read it on their own. Instead, the inspiration you get will come from the process of reading it out loud to other people.
When you read Santat’s book to a family member, a neighbor’s child, or in a school setting, you will be able to see how a child understands it. This will help you put your own struggles into perspective. Humpty Dumpty didn’t just fail, but he also lost a piece of himself when he tried to build a bridge. There are things that make him afraid. How did he learn to deal with them? He had to deal with what. And what did he do to get over them? You will learn a lot from what your young audience says. Some of them may be able to help you understand your own problems better than you thought.