Resilience: How to Rescue Yourself from Adversity
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To overcome adversity, you must rescue yourself first. Your mindset, not the event, defines if you will be ‘rescued’ or not.
Resilience is less about who you are and more about how you think. It means staying calm and evaluate things rather than merely react to them.
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