Let’s start by looking at resilience which is the foundation of surviving and thriving. Here are a few phrases describing resilience:
- Ability to “bounce back” and “recover from almost anything.”
- Have a “where there’s a will, there’s a way” attitude.
- Tendency to see problems as opportunities.
- Ability to “hang tough” when things are difficult.
- Capacity for seeing small windows of opportunity and making the most of them.
- Have deep-rooted faith in a system of meaning.
- Have a healthy social support network.
- Has the wherewithal to competently handle most different kinds of situations.
- Has a wide comfort zone.
- Able to recover from experiences in the panic zone or of a traumatic nature.
- Tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.
It is a quality which lays the foundation for and gives rise to the triumph of the human spirit. Remember, a triumph of the human spirit is often much less about external outcomes or achievements than it is about an internal experience of the journey.
Do any of the above phrases hit home to you? Let me know which phrases or words describe you or you wish described you.
Check back on my next blog to read about people in history who are known for leading an inspirational life. Most are people who overcame challenges to live a life beyond a difficult situation.
- John Tropea: We are hardwired to not just survive, but to authentically express our self, meaningfully connect, contribute, self-actualize
- Five Ways To Increase Resiliency
- What’s Needed For Thriving- John Robbins
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