Chapter 14. Grow Your Resilience

Resilience is about coping with the buffeting that comes from decision making in a faster world. It involves holding firm to principles and values when all around seem to be losing theirs. It is about not letting the gremlins get you when you are struck by self-doubt or fear part way through a task. Growing your resilience involves recognising that you are in it for the long haul, pacing the use of your energy, knowing how to recover from defeat and being conscious what your self-worth is based on, so that criticism becomes positive input and not destructively negative.

Why is growing your resilience so important?

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