“Resilience is sometimes misunderstood as the ability to be armoured against difficulty. It isn’t. It is the capacity to remain flexible in thoughts, behaviours and emotions when under stress – when faced by a life disruption, or extended periods of pressure, so that we emerge from difficulty stronger, wiser, and more able. That stress may come from a one-off event, such as career setback, retrenchment, loss of a relationship or other life-changing events.
It is not just about bouncing back because unlike rubber balls, we are affected and shaped by life’s obstacles. The Resilient accept the things they cannot change and use it as a learning curve to become better instead of bitter” Dr Carole Pemberton, Neenan and Dr Paul Charles.