- 1.the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
This has been one of my favorite words lately, driving me to always get better and come back stronger. This will be my word for 2020. Whether I fail a heavy clean, get injured, have a bad day eating, I remind myself I must be resilient and bounce back stronger at my next attempt. Here is the quote that inspires my word;
“At the heart of resilience is a belief in oneself—yet also a belief in something larger than oneself. Resilient people do not let adversity define them. They find resilience by moving towards a goal beyond themselves, transcending pain and grief by perceiving bad times as a temporary state of affairs… It’s possible to strengthen your inner self and your belief in yourself, to define yourself as capable and competent. It’s possible to fortify your psyche. It’s possible to develop a sense of mastery.”