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WOW (Words of Wisdom) WEDNESDAY: Resilience: The Ability to Use Tough Moments to Excel

One of the common characteristics of champions is that they are #resilient. Like anyone, they’ve experienced significant #adversity and #challenges on their quest to making the most of their natural talents and genetic gifts, and #thrived because of it.


Adversity, and the #resilience that develops as a result, brings the best out of high-level athletes. #MichaelPhelps, American swimmer, is one of those champions who overcame life adversity to become the most-decorated athlete in Olympic history with 28 medals, which included a record 23 gold🏅.


Essentially, resilience is the #ability to #effectively #cope with difficult, life-changing events. It is also the capacity to make realistic plans and execute them, even when you don't want to.


#Resilience is important because it gives people the strength needed to process and #overcome hardship. Those lacking resilience get easily overwhelmed, and may turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms. Resilient people tap into their #strengths and support systems to overcome challenges and work through problems.

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