Resilience. Another marker of a life filled with self-worth.
Resilient people are committed to finishing strong. They believe quitting is not an option. They know that ‘walking’ is unthinkable. They are convinced that building resilience is a daily pursuit. They despise aimlessness. They have the faces of champions. Gordon MacDonald, author of A Resilient Life
So how do we develop resilience? According to Brené Brown, resilient people cultivate hopeful thinking. Hope recognizes that life isn’t all about fun, fast and easy, but rather recognizes that a goal worth pursuing can be a tough-slog, but is worth the work.
Resilient people also embrace the hurt as well as the joy. When we engage in behaviours that numb the pain, we also cut ourselves off from joy. We need to embrace both to lead a resilient life.
But the foundation of a resilient life is spirituality.
Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning and purpose to our lives. Brené Brown