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Resilience

Cope positively with stress, uncertainty, and setbacks.

We often think of resilient people as unflappable, strong, or unaffected. But resilience isn’t just a matter of “toughing it out.” Bearing up under pressure and in stressful situations is certainly part of being resilient, but it’s just one part. Marathon runners, for example, have to be tough to endure a grueling 26-mile run, and yet it’s often their ability to handle the intangibles (weather, unknown competition, attitude about ability, a nagging injury at the 20-mile marker) that puts them across the finish line.

Resilience provides the ability to recover quickly from change, ...

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