Resilient Athletes Part 2
I don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures. . . .
I divide the world into the learners and non-learners. – Benjamin Barber
“Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes.”
In a nutshell, resilience can be defined as the ability – and tendency – to “bounce back.”
“Bouncing back” is what we do when we face disappointment, defeat, and failure, but instead of wallowing or letting things keep us down, we get back up and continue on with our lives.
It is “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress”.
How do we learn to overcome failure; to bounce back? In part 2 of ‘Resilient Athletes’ we learn how to not let our failures define us.