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August 10, 2017

Resilience

If you haven’t read Resilience, by Eric Greitens, do it now!  A  No Excuses correspondence between two Navy SEALS, one of whom has fallen on hard times and self-doubt.  Greitens harkens back to ancient philosophers and digs deep into what it means to pick yourself up by your bootstraps and keep going, even when it seems impossible.  Basically, like any variety of self-improvement, it comes down to: “I can give you the tools, but in the end it’s on you.”  Everyone is capable!  I’ve highlighted so much of the book it’s impossible to put it all in this post, but here are a few quotes to whet your appetite:

“Humility leads to an open mind and a forgiving heart.”
― Greitens

“We sow a thought and reap an act; We sow an act and reap a habit; We sow a habit and reap a character; We sow a character and reap a destiny.   —ANONYMOUS”
― Greitens

“What happens to us becomes part of us. Resilient people do not bounce back from hard experiences; they find healthy ways to integrate them into their lives. In time, people find that great calamity met with great spirit can create great strength.”
― Greitens

“Smiling and breathing. These are simple things. Exercising and serving. These are simple things. Being grateful and gracious. These are simple things. Acting with humility. Acting with courage. These are simple things. Some people try to make this business of living too complicated,”
Eric Greitens, Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life

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  • hoov August 11, 2017 Reply

    Wow lots of JUJU going around in that class

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