A great complementary quiz that helps you assess your own level of resiliency:

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” — Mary Oliver

Resiliency is defined as:

1. The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

2. The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.

3. The ability to overcome challenges of all kinds–trauma, tragedy, personal crises, plain ‘ole’ life problems–and bounce back stronger, wiser, and more personally powerful.

What happens when you feel like you’re done or when you feel like you can’t do anything else?

You continue to give thanks. Marie Freeman said it best.

“If you won’t fill your heart with gratitude, the devil will fill it with something else.” — Marie T. Freeman

Lifestyle matters. The way we carry ourselves and the decisions that we make, as Uday has said

“The trouble with opportunity is, it never announces when it comes. It’s only after it’s gone, you’d realize that you missed it.” — Uday Kotak
“It took 10 years for me to be an overnight success” — Big Sean

Planning is valuable, but so are other things, like action. We need to always be ready. We need to be persistent. The waterway above did not happen overnight, it happened with years and years and years of compounding.

“Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought” — Henri-Louis Bergson

But we cannot stop. We need to continue to prepare.

There’s a story of two farmers, they both prayed to God for rain.

One farmer worked the soil, he planted the seed, he was out in the field every day.

The second farmer just relaxed and did whatever he wanted.

Which fields are you watering?

Which farmer received rain? The one who thought like a man of action and acted as a man of thought. He thought about what needed to be done and did ALL that he could before it rained.

Then he acted with thought and did work that he knew wouldn’t go to waste.

BUT, he acted in a way that he expected everything to go in his way, even in the middle of a drought!

The solution to anything that gets you down is just as Joe says, is to be optimistic.

“You’ve just got to be optimistic, positive and certain about everything you do and you have to go in expecting things to go your way!” — Joe Duncan

In conclusion,

“Let the rest do whatever while you do whatever it takes.” — Grant Cardone
“The easiest way to get what you want? By any means necessary.” — Harrison Wendland

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