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Resilience talks about finding joy in your self-transformation path on the way to becoming more positive, hard-working, and facing hardship with the kind of bravery and optimism that will get you through any challenge.
"I begin with humility, I act with humanity, I end with humility. Humility leads to clarity. Humility leads to an open mind and a forgiving heart. With an open mind and a forgiving heart, I see every person as my teacher, I grow in wisdom."
Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity. It’s about finding joy despite pain and hardship, and it’s a skill that can be learned, as we will see in this summary.
In Resilience , Eric Greitens gives you tools that have helped him through his own struggles. He will teach you that thanks to hard work and a winning mentality, anything is possible. Moreover, he talks about finding joy along the journey and being at peace with yourself.
When you’re faced with a challenge, it’s tempting to give up—to tell yourself that nothing is worth the struggle. But nothing worth having is ever easy to get, and the more you want something, the harder you have to work for it.
Even when you feel like giving up and letting go is the best option, remember that there are people who would love to have what you’re struggling for. So when things get tough, don’t be afraid to push through—you never know what might happen!
The author is known for his hard work and perseverance. He has overcome many challenges by working hard and not giving up, after spending years working with veterans who have lost their will to live. He knows that pain is part of life, but resilience can help you overcome it.
When you accept that hardship is a natural part of life , you understand an essential truth about the world. Things get easier from there. Now, you just have to learn how to deal with them. The key is to become resilient, which means facing obstacles with bravery.
Resilience is built on the power of habit and accountability. You may not feel like doing anything when you’re struggling, but if you know that if you do these things every day, they will make a difference—they will help you get through the bad times and build a fulfilling life after they pass.
Resilience is a state of mind, and it starts with the power of habit and a sense of accountability. For example, if you need to wake up at 6am every day, even on days when you don’t feel like it—just do it.
Do it because you know that if you don’t get up at 6am, then you’ll never get up in time to make breakfast for your kids or leave work on time. Do it because it’s in your habit to do so, and habits turn into a lifestyle over time.
If you miss out on your plans or targets, take responsibility for those failures. It’s up to you to build your life, from something as small as a daily habit to a big plan. This will help build confidence in yourself as a person who takes action despite adversity.
You might not see results immediately (sometimes it takes months), but if you keep taking positive steps forward each day, eventually those steps will add up into big changes over time!
The best way to become resilient is by learning from your mistakes and failures , and making sure they don’t happen again. This can be achieved by taking time out of your day to reflect on what happened, why it happened, and how you could have done things differently.
The more you practice this technique of reflection, the more resilient you will become over time. If you are resilient, you will not allow yourself to be held back by failure or setbacks in life. Instead, you will use them as opportunities for growth and improvement .
Another highly important aspect of your growth journey is to set meaningful goals, that fill your life with purpose and drive. Set goals that you find useful to yourself, and that will lift you up. Perhaps you always wanted to become a dancer or a singer, so your new goals should be about that!
Goals are a remarkable way of giving life purpose, and making you more resilient. You are more likely to face failure and hardship if you work toward something that inspires you, compared to living a life working for something meaningless to you. So, set meaningful goals!
However, every obstacle that comes your way can be overcome with patience and resilience. To build these skills, you need to learn a few strategies that also helped the author go through his share of hardship in life.
Part of his advice is to learn how to set goals, learn from failure, discover the power of perseverance, and many other useful life tips.
I recommend this book for every person who is facing hardship or a challenging period in their life.
The 30-year-old person who’s life seems to be falling apart and they don’t know which direction to take, the 45-year-old person who is going through a mid-life crisis, or the 38-year-old person who is facing a big change in their life and wants to know how to go through it with grace.
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