You can easily “claim” or embrace resilience. You don’t need training programs, certification or therapy. It’s important to have a supportive environment. A system of friends, mentors, coaches and, colleagues that support your efforts, is priceless. Ask anyone involved with AA or Weight Watchers, they give all the credit for success to the support system.
For you personally, a basic understanding outweighs topical or transitory advice. Recognize that whatever difficulty it is, “this, too, shall pass.” This approach applies to everything in life. Look back on what has happened in your life. Events initially frightening usually turn out to be minor or tolerable.
Remember Stephen Hawking? He is the father of resilience. Diagnosed at age 21 with ALS, a motor neuron disease that progressively paralyzes every part of the body. The average life expectancy for the condition is a little more than a year. Hawking was given five years at the most—but instead, he lived half a century longer.
I read an article where just before he died Hawking said,
Who could have wished for more?
Take that inspiration to embrace your resilience this Monday Morning.
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