Resiliency is built over time in the face of adversity. Nothing can prepare you for the challenges that life brings until you are in the midst.
But you can be inspired by the stories of those people who have stared adversity in the eyes and walked away stronger than before.
The beauty of resiliency is that it is a quality that ordinary people gain by facing extraordinary challenges. Challenges impact all of us no matter our station in life.
Let these quotes encourage you to face the challenges that the day brings.
#1 – Acceptance
“Running from who we are is a chase that never ends and a race we can never win. Our legs will get tired, we will run out of fuel, and who we are will over-take us and we will regret all the miles we ran in the opposite direction.”
#2 – Stay Calm
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
Viktor E. Frankl
#3 – Be Authentic
“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”
#4 – Be Realistic
Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before.
#5 – Believe in Yourself
When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.”
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
#6 – Be Creative & Improvise
Resilience isn’t a single skill. It’s a variety of skills and coping mechanisms. To bounce back from bumps in the road as well as failures, you should focus on emphasizing the positive.
#7 – Gratitude
“Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.”
#8 – Work Hard
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
#9 – Purpose
“Our job is unconditional love. The job of everyone else in our life is to push our buttons.”
#10 – Support
I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”