Resilience or being resilient is something that concerns us all but probably isn’t something we even think about.
Where does resilience come from?
Resilience comes from within us. Our environment, our peers and our schooling all contribute to how resilient we become. Any significant influence or event will have a great impact on us personally. We use resilience to successfully work through our lives, whilst our inner strength and abilities are our test through our experiences.
When we have resilience, we tend not to see failure as something to dwell on, but as an opportunity to help us move on. We accept that to fail can sometimes be a part of what we need to go through.
Being resilient helps us bounce back from disappointment, so that we can go on to make different and better choices. It also helps us through abuse. Although we’re not always aware of just how resilient we are, I must have been resilient to have come through my life this far and to do what I do now.
Resilience teaches us about determination, and also teaches us how to cope in difficult circumstances.