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The Value of Resilience

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The Value Of Resilience

The Value Of Resilience

The Value Of Resilience is a precious commodity in today’s world.  Merriam-Webster defines resilience as 1)  the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress.  2) an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.

Resilience is part of the journey of the human spirit.  Often people have to discover it within themselves.  Many times we call it survival, but I feel that it is much deeper than just survival.  The distinction is survival comes to us at a base level where as resilience is born in the human spirit to continue on, to not only survive but to rebuild our lives and recreate our dreams so that we can fulfill the destiny of our very being.

Once You Stop the Blame Game, Take Responsibility for Your Own Miraculous Life,
OWN IT, Stay Grateful and In Love with Life,
Your Life will Improve Greatly
Lori Moreno

The Value Of Resilience is being able to get up when you are knocked down, to continue on when you are stopped or blocked, to turn around and go the other way when you realize you have been going the wrong direction.  It’s being able to say, “Wait a minute, this isn’t right or healthy for me to do at this point in my life.”  Resilience helps us to uncover a level of truthfulness and honesty within ourselves and that we have not experienced before.

This leads us to a discussion of the dreaded word: failure.  I know even the mention of this word can conjure up all kinds of fears and anxieties, but let’s take a brief but honest and closer look at it.  Failure in many instances can be a blessing in disguise.

Where would the people who failed be if they didn’t have resilience?
Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure.
It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe.
– Sumner Redstone

Thomas Edison failed numerous times until he got the right combination for the light bulb. Babe Ruth struck-out innumerable times on his way to becoming one of the greatest all time homerun hitters.  The same is true for Ben Hogan. As a golfer he struggled countless times missing championships and also suffered through a horrendous automobile accident.  Many thought he would never play again.  Today Ben Hogan is recognized as probably one of the best if not the best golfer of all time.  There are many many similar success stories like this.

How many times did NASA fail before we went to the moon?
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation,
hard work, learning from failure.
~ Colin Powell

This leads us to an important conclusion:  failure is part of the equation and resilience is the mechanism that cranks the wheel of success.  As long one continues to get up and keep trying, one is not a failure.  Failure rests in the minds of those who no longer attempt and give up.

The Value Of Resilience is that failure is merely a pit stop on our way to success.  Let’s face it, all of us have experienced failure and probably will continue to do so.  The big $64,000 question is… will YOU allow yourself to uncover or discover your own resilience so that you can successfully continue your journey in life?

Failure is not falling down, but refusing to get back up.
~ Deamsian Wisdom

Love & Miracles

Lori Moreno

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