Resilience is that trait that empowers us to not merely manage life’s inevitable challenges and detours, but to bounce back stronger than ever. It’s about having the willingness to pursue stretch goals, the courage to get up when you’ve been knocked down, and the tenacity of spirit to embrace all that makes life worth living.
To regard adversity as an opportunity for personal growth may seem idealistic; especially in the midst of typically overloaded schedules and the noise of everyday living … but the hard truth is that from time to time we’re going to stumble; encounter unexpected detours, and fail. No matter how much we try to outrun or sidestep adversity, it’s going to happen. The question then becomes not how to avoid obstacles, but how to use them to our advantage.
The good news is that research has proven that resilience is not a genetic gift for the lucky few. It is a set of skills that can be practiced and mastered over time. Stepping Stones to Greater Resilience is a self directed learning guide to help you strengthen the characteristics that enable you to avoid getting sidetracked by life’s inevitable challenges and thrive as a result of the experience.
Marquita Herald lives in Maui, Hawaii and is an author, transformational guide and the creator of the life by design blog Inspired Gift Giving (IGG) Tips,Tools & Tantalizing Ideas. She is dedicated to inspiring readers to embrace that regardless of age or the circumstances of your life, it’s never too late to become the person you were meant to be and create the life you really want for yourself.
When you follow her writing you’ll soon learn that she does not write about ‘quick fixes” but rather strategies to build personal confidence, live with purpose, make a difference in the world, and develop greater personal resilience to thrive through life’s inevitable challenges.
Marquita’s professional background includes a successful 20 year career in hotel sales and marketing followed by nearly a decade of life and small business coaching. It was during her work with entrepreneurs and small business owners that she realized her passion for providing the tools, inspiration and encouragement to those who desire to intentionally create the life they really want and deserve.