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“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A Edison

Here are some qualities that lead to perseverance when faced with adversity…

  • Finding meaning: Resilient individuals trust there’s a gift, lesson or opportunity in every challenging situation.
  • Being vulnerable, connecting and asking for help: Be willing to share your struggles with those you trust.
  • Having a supportive and encouraging relationship with oneself in response to disappointment and failure allows us to bounce back more easily.
  • The ability to surrender and trust in the face of uncertainty: Believing everything is in our control is very stressful.
  • A sense of humour: Studies show it is a form of emotion regulation and coping.
  • The ability to have equanimity: mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.
  • Cultivating perspective and gratitude for what you have.

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