“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but
how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” — George S. Patton
Resilience is an undervalued characteristic in today’s
world. It’s true; it’s not how many times you get knocked
down, but how many times you get back up. Purpose adds
resilience by putting all of your experiences into context.
You see, purposeful people view life differently than
“normal” people. They view setbacks as learning experiences,
not character flaws. They see obstacles as challenges, not
roadblocks. This is huge!
What if every time you fell down, it was to learn how to
teach others to get up? What if every
time you were hurt, it was to learn how to teach others to
love? What if every crappy job you’ve ever had was to learn
how to teach others the importance of purpose?
If you view every negative experience in the context of
learning something new that could one day help yourself and
others, you’ll be much more open to the lesson and not so
wrapped up in your ego. You won’t be the one who says “This
shouldn’t happen to me!”
by Bob Garvey