It’s a bit of a buzz word right now, since we need buckets of it. By definition, it’s the ability to withstand adversity and bounce back after difficult life events. Can you be happy again, successful again, build again, enjoy life again after suddenly being cut off at the knees.
What I’ve found in my work is that people have so many stories to tell about things that have happened to them and yet there they are! Someone whose wife found him unconscious and blue and she performed CPR on him, and there he is completing 7 minutes on the exercise stress test. When you think that you’ve had your fair share of things happen to you physically and financially, it could take it’s toll mentally. So what is it about resilience that makes us strong in the face of that. What is it that has made me strong and choose to be happy?
Human beings strive! It’s in our nature. Did you know that Strava is a Swedish word for strive? There I am, collecting data on an app with motivation in it’s name, inspiration as its reason for being, that has passion behind it’s purpose. Sounds like my values.
Adversity is in the way I look at it and how I see it and there’s something to be said about that being perfect right here, right now. Is it a stretch to believe that it will all work out? When I’m in the middle of it, it’s hard to imagine that it’s perfect, that I can accept what has happened and adapt, with help from others. The crucial part. I am very fortunate and grateful to have the community around me and every day I feel as though I’m the luckiest person around, the luckiest person on the planet!
If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you’ll see obstacles.
On day 14, I have resilience and that’s what’s strong with me.