Chapter 7

Resilience

When the world is stacked against you, do you rise or do you fall? Do you lash out or do you survive? We all know people who’ve overcome some amazing obstacles. We may even think, ‘Would I be that strong?’ if faced with a similar situation. On the flip side, we all know people who’ve completely gone to pieces when life throws them a curve ball: people who just lose it and can’t seem to get it together, no matter what.

What does resilience mean?

Resilience is the ability to respond well to pressure, deal with setbacks effectively, respond well to change and challenges and, basically, bounce back. Most importantly, it is not a fixed character trait but an ability and a capacity, which means it can be developed.

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