Through my difficulties as a child I must have been resilient, because no matter how hard things were, I was determined to come through.
When we are resilient, we don’t see failure as something to dwell on, but as an opportunity to learn. We accept that to fail can sometimes be part of our journey. Being resilient helps us bounce back, so that we can go on to make different and better choices.
I believe resilience comes from within us, from our environment, our peers and our schooling. A significant influence or event can also have a large and lasting impact that will test our resilience. My story has taught me that.
Resilience also teaches us determination, it teaches us how to cope when things are difficult. Once we have resilience, there is nothing we cannot do.