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Resilience

I found a decent article about resilient people – people who are able to rebound from whatever difficulty life brings; about how they make it through tough times in life more easily than others, and what some of their endearing qualities are, which include:

They take control of their lives: They don’t see themselves as victims whose fate is in the hands of others. They see problems as challenges, are committed to facing them head-on, and look to influence their own outcomes. Resilient people not only learn from hard times but also acknowledge their own fortitude.

They forge connections: Being resilient also means seeking aid from others, building up your own support system. Studies have shown that people who had many relationships — with family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, even within church and community groups — actually lived longer than those who had the fewest.

They allow pain to spur growth: They tell themselves that its not the end, its the beginning. Studies show that resilient people find the proverbial silver lining by reinventing themselves. They accentuate the positive. They cultivate their childlike curiosity, grab every opportunity to laugh, spend time with friends. When trouble strikes, these are their best resources.

And they insist on changing the world: Even in the face of imminent disaster, or actual disastrous losses, they will still give to others and try to improve the lives of others around them.

Read the whole story here.

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Filed under: Leadership

4 Responses

  1. najat says:

    ooo i want to be a resilient person

  2. umm313 says:

    Me too!
    That was a great inspiration.

  3. JazakAllah for sharing this.

  4. ilanaislam2e says:

    Yeah, self pity is over-rated.
    “There is no light for those who do not know darkness.” – Takuan Souhou

    “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: That the moment one definitely commits oneself, Providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
    – Goethe

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