Resilience is the ability to bounce back, pick yourself up and go on.
It is the power to self-heal, renew and to
always be taking the next step forward.
It is in reconnecting to the line of your life and endeavor,
joining it where it has moved to now, not where you left it last.

Resilience has the quality of robustness;
it is the capacity for spontaneous recovery.
The repair, replenishment and recharge
are generated by the will to live and to go on,
and by the determination to take the next step, to proceed forward.
It is the regeneration of all that can be.

Resilience is another name for life itself
and for the power of nature to recreate itself.
It is more than coming back to previous equilibrium, much more.
It is the ability to embrace change and be made new in it,
to seize the new opportunity it brings.
You have seen a toddler moving from crying to smiling to laughing in seconds – that’s resilience.
You’ve seen the people devastated by an earthquake or a Tsunami,
how they pick up and go on – that’s resilience.

You have seen yourself coming to the end of your rope, the end of your strength,
reaching a point of despair; to then find a new start and discover a new day,
to move forward again in a new way and with a new power – that’s resilience.

Resilience knows no end. It has no limits and no boundaries.
It is the fountain of life and living;
the absolution that spring brings to winter;
the unstoppable vine of growth, of love, of beauty and of purpose.
It is the hope passed on from one generation to the next,
and the covenant that there shall always be a new day,
and that you, too, can always make a new start.

Let us resilient on.


Tele-seminar opportunity: The Five Dimensions of Resilience
Discover how to build your resilience and bring renewal to your life and your work. In this rare tele-seminar you will find out why some people thrive when faced with challenge and how you can build the power of resilience. You will identify the stress traps and how to avoid them. We will share with you the ten practices used by innovative leaders to turn setbacks into momentous breakthroughs and explore practical strategies to help you develop the five dimensions of resilience. Join our next tele-seminar “Breakthrough Mindsets for Tough Times” on Friday, June 5th.

© Aviv Shahar

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *