Develop a moral compass and unbreakable beliefs. That’s the commitment thing from Kobasa and Maddi’s theory on Hardiness.
It’s having a purpose in life.
If you’re going to weasel out on your moral decisions, then you’re probably not going to be resilient. People with unbreakable beliefs – people who have a strong moral code, who know what they are all about – tend to be resilient.
Those who are following the herd – doing what everybody else is doing – tend to fall apart.
I train leaders to examine their presuppositions. Until they examine their bedrock beliefs, they are likely to be swayed by current fads of thinking and/or social pressure.