The True Power of Resilience

by | Apr 18, 2022 | Resilience | 0 comments

Resilience Is Vital ~ The Alternative Is Grieving Forever

Life, even for the strongest of us is hard. Sometimes brutal.

We have success. We have setbacks.

We must push through to whatever goalposts we created for our lives.

“When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realize that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.” ~ A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

We will be knocked down. Not if, but when.

And usually when we expect it least.

Regardless of the circumstances or how hard, you have to pick yourself back up and keep moving in the direction of your dreams.

That fork in the road to Remorse or Grace is everpresent.

If you do not choose for yourself, you will get whatever the randomness of the universe provides.

Usually, this is far less than if you chose your stand and became the man or woman you were born to be.

Choose to get back up rather than remain a victim of your situation.

This is what being resilient is all about.

This is about either reaching that far-off disembarking point called Legacy… or living with regrets and remorse.

We are always at the crossroad of Remorse or Grace.

And it is always within you to choose which direction you will take.

A quick Googling advises here’s where to start…
  • Build your connections…
  • Prioritize relationships. Connecting with empathetic and understanding people can remind you that you’re not alone in the midst of difficulties. …
  • Join a group. …
  • Take care of your body. …
  • Practice mindfulness. …
  • Avoid negative outlets. …
  • Help others. …
  • Be proactive. …
  • Move toward your goals. (Any movement in the right direction helps more than you know!)

As for me, the loss of my wife, partner, and the love of my life left me devastated until I looked at my life through the prism of Grace.

I saw a very dark future ahead unless I came to grips with the reality of my loss.

If I did nothing, I would be condemning myself to a life of pain and desperation.

But if I picked up that stone named RESILIENCE and set it in place, I could build my archway to a life worth living.

My bridge over that cascading river of tears could be crossed with Grace — I would not be dragged down even further into the valley of dread, anger, depression, and confusion.

You can too.

Start with being Grateful for all the good times you had…

Take action to inspire Resilience…

Be the real, Authentic you…

Get Creative — use your Time and Talent each day to move forward, not remain mired in grief…

And most importantly, be Empathetic — especially to yourself. Try to put yourself in the shoes of the old you. Yes, you got comfortable.

Now, it’s time for healing.

God Bless,
Eric Richard Haas

Stone by stone you build the bridge
of Grace over the river of tears

Written by HunrayOne

Eric Richard Haas lost his beautiful wife, Janice, to incurable cancer on January 9, 2022, after 30 wonderful years of marriage. Together they have 5 kids, 9 grandkids, and 8 great-grandkids. Eric (E.R) is the CEO of the TQ Smart family of companies, a serial entrepreneur x22 and author x27 (AKA The Invisible Billionaire) E. R. lives in Palm Springs, CA with his beautiful cat, Kissie



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