Build a resilient life by learning to appreciate getting punched in the mouth…

“Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.”

Gever Tulley

Challenges are a gift. Getting knocked down is a benefit. Having difficult problems to solve is an opportunity to come back better and stronger.

It’s not always easy to remember this when you face something you don’t know how you are going to overcome. It can be all too easy to feel sorry for yourself in the face of adversity. But when the time has passed, and you can clearly see the benefits of having been knocked down and how you emerged better and more robust, you can look forward to the next big problem to solve.

Imagine how your life would be if you never faced adversity if there were no difficult problems to solve. You wouldn’t be the person you are today, and you wouldn’t have a strong foundation to build the person you were intended to become.

Embrace the trials and the problems and the challenges. It is only through overcoming that you can truly grow…

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