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10 Quotes To Help Us Draw On Our Resilience In Order To Succeed

- David Stidston

By David StidstonPublished 3 years ago 3 min read
"There will always be obstacles and challenges that stand in your way. Building mental strength will help you develop resilience to those potential hazards so you can continue on your journey to success." - Amy Morin

We are all going to face adversity, challenges, trials, rejections, setbacks, and failures, in life, it's inevitable and unavoidable. That's just the way life operates. It seems to delight in throwing these tests at us, and regularly for that matter, but despite this, we completely fail to see that these such times are opportunities for us to learn, grow, develop, and strengthen ourselves mentally. We are too wrapped up in focusing in the negativity of the situation, that we complain, we feel sorry for ourselves, and we feel defeated, when we really should be aiming our focus on seeking out the opportunity of what the adversity is trying to teach us, and using the potential within us, to overcome the situation. Life wants us to act, it wants us to mature and grow, not become stagnant, or stuck in circumstances we don't belong. Perhaps what I just stated may sound silly, but you only need to think back to a time of hardship, adversity, trial, hurt, or failure, in your past, and reflect on how you managed to overcome that, and how you are now feeling mentally and emotionally stronger for the experience, despite how difficult that time was. You got through it, you're on the other side of that adversity now, and you feel stronger as a result. That's resilience! It's the ability to overcome adversities, challenges, trials, and failures, and continue with your journey. That journey may be life itself, or it may be a journey towards achieving your goals. Resilience isn't just about overcoming adversities, and the like, it's also about how we go about overcoming it. Are we proactive in finding a solution? Are we keeping a positive mind? Are we controlling our emotions effectively? Resilience is the ability to face adversity, accept it, and then work on overcoming it, whilst maintaining a positive mindset, a mature attitude, and a determined focus on the goals we wish to achieve in life. Resilience is a key trait to achieving success in life, because it provides us with the strength to progress forward, despite all that challenges, pain, and adversities, we are faced with. Here are 10 quotes to help inspire us to draw on our resilience, so we can find that strength to overcome adversity, and surge to success.

1.- "There will always be obstacles and challenges that stand in your way. Building mental strength will help you develop resilience to those potential hazards so you can continue on your journey to success."

- Amy Morin

2.-"Resilience isn't a single skill. It's a variety of skills and coping mechanisms. To bounce back from bumps in the road as well as failures, you should focus on emphasizing the positive."

- Jean Chatzky

3.- “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.”

– Elizabeth Edwards

4.- “Successful people demonstrate their resilience through their dedication to making progress every day, even if that progress is marginal.”

- Jonathan Mills

5.- "Everyone needs resilience. It's a virtue essential to growth and essential to happiness."

- Eric Greitens

6.- “The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.”

– Joshua Waitzkin

7.- "When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realize that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives."

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

8.- "Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up."

- Mary Holloway

9.- "I think that life is difficult. People have challenges. Family members get sick, people get older, you don't always get the job or the promotion that you want. You have conflicts in your life. And really, life is about your resilience and your ability to go through your life and all of the ups and downs with a positive attitude."

- Jennifer Hyman

10.- “Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt. You fall. But, you keep going.”

- Yasmin Mogahed

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About the Creator

David Stidston

My name is David Stidston, and I live in the beautiful city of Hobart, in Tasmania, Australia. My aim is to inspire and motivate as many people as possible, to pursue their goals, and create a future blessed with happiness and fulfillment.

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