Resilience is the key to a better life

There is a popular American English proverb that says,

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going”

The proverb means that when life brings you challenges, strong people don’t just sit there doing nothing. They rises to the challenges and face them bravely, and are always successful provided they are resilient.

Resilience is the power that the One Almighty God has given to a sapling that tears through the earth into a plant and one day into a tree.

The story of King Bruce and the spider is well known. After the English repeatedly defeated his armies, the famed King of Scots was forced into hiding. Legend has it that when Robert’s spirits were broken, he took refuge in a cave. Sitting in the cave, he noticed a small spider attempting to weave a web. The spider tried and failed over and over. Each time the spider fell, it climbed back up to try again. Finally, the spider’s silk took hold, and the spider managed to spin a web.

That is what resilience is which prompted the King to go back and defeat his enemies. He was victorious against the King of England in the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. This triumph ultimately turned the tides towards later winning the independence of Scotland in 1328. 

This resilience has also helped many become top business people and masters in their fields, as it is also the skill that is just as important as tech know-how.

Finally, it may be the only thing required for you to move towards a better life, even after all the bad things that might have happened with you so far.

I can say all this because life has been a roller-coaster ride for me as I have seen many ups and downs, but, the gracious God has blessed with an inner strength and resilience which has helped me rise again and again.

I wish you a good day and a bright future.

Your friend Rehan.

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