Have you ever wondered how it is that two people can be faced with the same crisis and while one becomes hopelessly mired in a web of negativity and feelings of helplessness, the other is able to avoid getting sidetracked and actually thrive as a result of the experience?
The answer is resilience. It strengthens self-esteem and confidence; helps prevent depression and enhances relationships. It helps us deal with sudden and unexpected challenges as well as those we anticipate and cannot avoid.
When we can begin to look at all experiences as stepping stones for growth and greater long-term resilience, we are able to approach life on a whole new level and embrace our experiences with much more enthusiasm. Adversity can present us with the opportunity to realign ourselves with what is really important in our lives and in the process strengthen confidence in ourselves and our abilities.