It can happen so quickly. The life that you know can change in the blink of an eye. Your life is altered by sickness. You have death in the family. You have an injury or fire. Life disruptions come in a moment’s notice and are completely out of your control. In those moments, we are forced to change. But change can also open new opportunities. You and an unlikely person become good friends. You learn a new skill, or a job opportunity opens up. Adapting to change is all about resilience. Resilience is the ability to cope with whatever life throws at you. The secret to resilience is cultivating a positive mindset. To practice optimism, think about how something might turn out better than expected. Try to imagine the best-case scenarios or focus on the good things that are likely to happen. Developing a positive mindset will make you far more resilient and happy.