Nick Vujicic personifying the healing power of resilience. His ability to overcome obstacles and transform them into opportunities is truly a miracle. I often wonder why some people thrive despite the adversities they face, and others struggle. Resilience, I have learned, is the key. While some people have an innate ability to be resilient, it is a skill that can be learned.
In this post, I am delighted to share Nick’s story and video, articles on the health benefits of resilience, and tips on how you can become resilient. As Steve Marboli once said, “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.”
Nick Vujicic was born in Australia to a Serbian immigrant family, with a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs. Most of his childhood he struggled with depression, and after a suicide attempt, he decided to concentrate on what he did have instead of what he didn’t. He realized that his life story inspires many people.
When something goes wrong, do you tend to bounce back or fall apart?
When you have resilience, you harness inner strength that helps you rebound from a setback or challenge, such as a job loss, an illness, a disaster or the death of a loved one. If you lack resilience, you might dwell on problems, feel victimized, become overwhelmed or turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as substance abuse.
Resilience won’t make your problems go away – but resilience can give you the ability to see past them, find enjoyment in life and better handle stress. If you aren’t as resilient as you’d like to be, you can develop skills to become more resilient.
Tips to improve your resilience
If you’d like to become more resilient, consider these tips: