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Who defines your resilience?

“Resilience is our ability to cope with adversity when we focus on rising above, rather than sinking below. Too often we wait for a sympathetic outstretched hand to lift us up because we’ve convinced ourselves that we need lifting.” (The Egosystem)

Your resilience is directly affected by your belief in your ability to rise above what you are facing.

It’s OK to feel overwhelmed in the moment. Or even for a while after.

It’s OK to pause for breath, or to choose your battles.

It’s OK to have moments of weakness, or fragility.

Those are all part of the essence of being human.

But, the moment you allow that to define your self-worth, or you use it to convince yourself that you’re incapable of making something of your life because no one believes in you, you’re no longer being human. You’re being ungrateful for who you are.

Some may see this as judgemental. Or perhaps even harsh.

It’s harsher and more destructive to suppress the good that we are capable of creating while waiting for the bad that was done to us to be redressed.

That’s how evil triumphs over good.

That’s how misery becomes more important than joy.

All because we grew to be ungrateful of who we are without realising that it was just another struggling soul that treated us badly.

But because we’re unworthy of love or affection, or understanding, but because they were incapable of what we needed from them.

It always starts with you.

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Zaid Ismail

Author, life coach, and mental health activist. We need to change the narrative from disorders, illnesses, and survival to accountability, understanding, and thriving.

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