Resiliency and Grit are learned behaviors that enable us to not only survive, but thrive in the face of adversity. This is your first of 14 daily messages, each containing an exercise designed to strengthen your development of these two key skills. Keep a journal, record your reflections and chronicle your growth.
Bad things will happen. Try to think about them from a lifelong perspective. Draw a line on a paper representing the day you were born to the age you believe you will die. Mark significant life events, positive and negative along that line. Place a line on that paper that represents your current age. Put a dot on that line to mark the current adversity. In the grand scheme of your life, how significant is that dot? When you look back at past events, how much or how little did they affect your life now? What strengths did you use to move through previous obstacles? How could those strengths be employed now? Record your thoughts in the journal. Have a great day and,