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The art of resilience [May. 23rd, 2013|11:56 am]
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Just occasionally you find something made of whole cloth, stuff that chimes with experience. Much like the work & words of Brene Brown you will find scattered in posts below. This is one of those things:

"At the heart of resilience is a belief in oneself—yet also a belief in something larger than oneself.

Resilient people do not let adversity define them. They find resilience by moving towards a goal beyond themselves, transcending pain and grief by perceiving bad times as a temporary state of affairs… It's possible to strengthen your inner self and your belief in yourself, to define yourself as capable and competent. It's possible to fortify your psyche. It's possible to develop a sense of mastery."

The 10 traits I can take or leave, but that sentence is spot on.

You may also find this enlightening, though I would argue that it's a different kind of outcome, with more toys and less capacity for personal growth.

Just occasionally Psychology Today gives you all manner of good stuff.