Resilience and perseverance

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” Steve Jobs

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking potential.”

Winston Churchill



Have you ever wondered why some people seem to remain calm in the face of disaster, while others seem to fall apart? People that are able to keep their cool have what psychologists call resilience, or an ability to cope with problems and setbacks. Resilient people are able to utilize their skills and strengths to cope and recover from problems and life challenges.

Those who lack this resilience may become overwhelmed by such experiences. They may dwell on problems and use unhealthy coping mechanisms to deal with such challenges. Resilience does not eliminate stress or erase life’s difficulties. Instead, it gives people the strength to tackle problems head on, overcome adversity and move on with their lives.

We can look to famous figures from history, who demonstrate fantastic examples of resilience. For instance Thomas Edison – the man who invented the light bulb, who is famously quoted as saying: “We now know a thousand ways not to build a light bulb”. A less resilient person would have given up long before he’d had 1000 failures.

A big differentiator between people with high levels of resilience, and low levels of resilience, is the amount of time it takes to pick themselves back up and move on with their lives. And although some people seem to be naturally more resilient than others, developing resilience is something that can be learnt and developed over time.

“There are people who make things happen, those who watch what happens and those who wonder what happened”

Be one of the people who make it happen.

Contact Rachel for more details around resilience coaching.

07746 030 172


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