8 things the world's most extraordinary survivors can teach you about resilience - The Week
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
So when life is daunting and we need resilience, keep in mind:
- Perceive and believe
- Manage your emotions
- Be a quitter
- Be delusional
- Prepare… even if it's too late for preparation
- Stay busy, busy, busy
- Make it a game
- Get help and give help
To live full lives some amount of difficulty is essential.
Richard Tedeschi, a psychologist who treats post-traumatic stress, said that "to achieve the greatest psychological health, some kind of suffering is necessary." [Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience]
You can meet life's challenges with resilience, competence and grace.
And when the troubles are over, science agrees: what does not kill you can in fact make you stronger.