1. There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.
2. Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.
3. The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.
4. My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.
5. 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.
6. Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.
7. What helps you persevere is your resilience and commitment.
8. The human capacity for burden is like bamboo- far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.
9. Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don’t be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren’t paying any attention to you. It’s your attention to yourself that is so stultifying. But you have to disregard yourself as completely as possible. If you fail the first time then you’ll just have to try harder the second time. After all, there’s no real reason why you should fail. Just stop thinking about yourself.
10. If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces.
11. It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.
12. I am not angry or sad or happy to see you. I could not give a shit. You don’t even ripple.
13. No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.
14. There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who do not. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.
15. Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain.
16. I suppose if a man has something once, always something of it remains.
17. Each one of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.
18. My life was my life; I would have to stare it down, somehow, and make it work for me.
19. To be rendered powerless does not destroy your humanity. Your resilience is your humanity. The only people who lose their humanity are those who believe they have the right to render another human being powerless. They are the weak. To yield and not break, that is incredible strength.
20. It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature. Let any obstructing cause, no matter what, be removed in any way, even by death, and we fly back to first principles of hope and enjoyment.
21. It’s crazy, how similar we are. Here’s both of us, working through our stuff, trying to make something positive out of something really bad.
22. I will not be another flower, picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild, difficult to find, and impossible to forget.
23. to be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running
24. There will be times in your life when things simply have to be replaced because they are tired, broken, worn out, harmful, outdated, or irrelevant. Take an inventory of the things that no longer serve your best and highest good so you can replace them with things which do.
25. Grief and resilience live together.
26. A good half of the art of living is resilience.
27. One’s doing well if age improves even slightly one’s capacity to hold on to that vital truism: “This too shall pass.
28. Don’t worry. You’re safe now. You’ve got nothing left to steal.
29. When a storm of harassment disturbs our thinking and brings us down to our knees, the umbrella of our imagination can shield us against destructive aggression. It is offering shelter and is teaching us how to conquer ourselves, train our resilience, and grit our teeth. We better learn to adopt the virtue of endurance, as life consists of both ‘passion’ and ‘patience.
30. Perhaps what matters when all is said and done is not who puts us down but who picks us up.
31. If the fire in your heart is strong enough, it will burn away any obstacles that come your way.
32. Reconnect to what makes you happy and brings you Joy. If there is something that used to make you happy which you have stopped doing, do it again. Seek to find deeper meaning and significance rather than living on the surface.
33. Memphis found his smile. ‘You know me, sir. I don’t wear worry.
34. The “Warrior Ethos” emphasizes placing the mission first, not accepting defeat, and being disciplined physically and mentally. Why? Because an American Soldier is a “guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
35. She had fouled off of the curves that life had thrown at her.
36. No matter how you define success, you will need to be resilient, empowered, authentic, and limber to get there.
37. Success and failure come and go, but don’t let them define you. It’s who you are that matters.
38. You must bear losses like a soldier, the voice told me, bravely and without complaint, and just when the day seems lost, grab your shield for another stand, another thrust forward. That is the juncture that separates heroes from the merely strong.
39. Connecting with others gives us a sense of inclusion, connection, interaction, safety, and community. Your vibe attracts your tribe, so if you want to attract positive and healthy relationships, be one! Staying connected and getting reconnected feeds the flow of goodness which empowers our humanity.
40. We make the choice . . . and then the choice makes us
41. There are two kinds of strength. Power and the ability to wield it is obvious, but resilience, the ability to resist power, is the other.
42. Did you once have a grand plan which has become obsolete and no longer serves you? If there are areas in your life which must change to help you create better results, a redesign may be in order. Consider going back to the ‘drawing board’ to deconstruct what isn’t working and start anew.
43. But the Count hadn’t the temperament for revenge; he hadn’t the imagination for epics; and he certainly hadn’t the fanciful ego to dram of empires restored. No. His model for mastering his circumstances would be a different sort of captive altogether: an Anglican washed ashore. Like Robinson Crusoe stranded on the Isle of Despair, the count would maintain his resolve by committing to the business of practicalities. Having dispensed with dreams of quick discovery, the world’s Crusoes seek shelter and a source of fresh water; they teach themselves to make fire from flint; they study their island’s topography, it’s climate, its flora and fauna, all the while keeping their eyes trained for sails on the horizon and footprints in the sand.
44. Resilience is born by grounding yourself in your own loveliness, hitting notes you thought were way out of your range.
45. We can’t sufficiently define love with our words. Therefore, the only option that we’re left with is to show it in our actions. And if our actions don’t show it, the words don’t matter. Neither does anything else.
46. Be a life-long learner. Whether you are seeking to achieve peace and harmony, learn a new technology to do your work faster, or design a strategy to blow your competitors out of the water, retraining is a pivotal way to strengthen your knowledge and realize your goals
47. All my dreams fell apart, so I did something else.
48. They say that an educated inmate will not reoffend. This is not because an education assures that this guy will get hired somewhere. It is because his view is larger and more educated, so that he can be rejected at ninety-three job interviews and still not give up. He’s acquired resilience.
49. When your whole foundation fractured well past the point of repair, all you could do was glue the pathetic, jagged shards of your life back together and try not to bleed on them.
50. Everything I’ve done,” Amaram said, blinking red eyes, “I’ve done for Alethkar. I’m a patriot!
51. People assume strength is loud. In reality, strength is silent. It is resilience, the will to never surrender your dignity.
52. Have heart in the things you do. You don’t always need a second or third opinion for every last decision you make.
53. All his life he had managed in such ways to disconnect himself from things which he couldn’t escape and which threatened to define him in a way in which he didn’t want to be defined, and go on untouched, untouched by things that should have touched him, hurt him, burned him.
54. If all of this has taught you anything, it’s that hope is easier to get rid of than sorrow.
55. Reflection, Resilience and Resourcefulness are three dormant strengths that are inherent in all of us. There’s a beautiful interplay between these three qualities. Each one complements the other.They are key to not just surviving a crisis, they help you thrive in one.
56. It’s okay to feel down or think pessimistically sometimes, but choosing to respond with optimism, resilience, and gratitude will benefit you far more in the long run.
57. Fear is the story you tell yourself. Learn from the lesson behind your story.
58. Being denied what you want is a remarkable gift; teaching you adaptability, creativity and strength. Skills you would never develop in a world where everything falls your way.
59. For a peace to prevail, the powerful must practice unlimited patience and powerless shouldn’t test the patience of powerful.
60. Beautiful gems can emerge from dirt. Struggle can teach you self-discipline and resilience.