Updated: Feb 1, 2018
Life is a journey and throughout this journey we encounter struggles and difficulties. No one is invincible and some of the situations we face can be challenging.
The word resilient is Latin in its origin meaning to spring back or leap back into action just like that of an elastic band which has the ability to stretch and recoil.
As human beings we have got the ability to become resilient but in order to do so, we need to cultivate the habit of resilience. There are benefits linked with becoming resilient such as:
1. Mental toughness
2. Overcoming depression
3. Arriving at an end goal
Becoming mentally tough – when a person wants to become a soldier or an army officer, he/she goes through rigorous training to test physical fitness and prepare for mental toughness.
Being in the army is for the strong and not for the feeble and at the end of the training, they are ready to go to the battle field to face their enemies, they know it is between life and death situation and there is no room for complacency. What keeps them going is their focus at the end goal, which is to come out victorious.
When we encounter difficult situations, we should focus at the end goal and not give up no matter what.