All highly resilient people have is this ability to say this phrase:
“The story I’m telling myself is…”
When we can take adversity and turn it into a learning experience, our quality of life improves.
It doesn’t change the fact that you were just diagnosed with a debilitating disease, or if your partner dumped you, or if your cat ran away.
What changes is what we believe, how we feel about the situation.
We can’t control all the elements and circumstance but we can choose how to respond to them.
If we tell stories without hope then we become more desperate.