“Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.” – Vivian Komori
It’s one of the most vital skills in life, one that can be learned but not taught: resilience.
Resilience means adapting well to stressful situations and life-changing events, like losing your job, getting divorced or the death of a loved one.
Being able to bounce back from adversity becomes especially important when you’re living with chronic illness. Not only do you have to cope with painful symptoms and emotional stress, but there are also many obstacles to overcome every day. One of the biggest challenges of being chronically ill is learning how to deal with the constant ups and downs.
Many helpful articles have been written about how you can boost your resilience. But even the toughest cookies need a little motivation every now and then. Have a look at these 15 powerful quotes to inspire your resilience when life gets hard.
“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis
” She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” – Elizabeth Edwards.
“I walk slowly, but I never walk backwards.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese proverb
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene
“A diamond is a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” – Unknown
What boosts your resilience when you’re having a bad day?
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