Our capacity to be resilient, our capacity to endure struggle and failure and heartbreak, determines the quality of our lives.

None of us can create lives we love, none of us can truly live, without experiencing challenges in life.

Every single one of us will endure periods of difficulty and despair- be it in love, work, school, family, health, relationships, spiritual growth. As much as we would love all of these to flow easily and effortlessly, the reality is they will not.

So I think creating a life we love depends, in a large part, on our ability to navigate the setbacks and struggles of our lives.

The good news is we seem to be hardwired for resilience. 

Watch the video below to learn more.

Still don’t believe me? 

Then look at your own life.

You’ve already gone through something like this. 

You’ve already endured heartbreak, setbacks and challenges in your life. If you don’t think you’re resilient enough, or strong enough, or good enough, remind yourself of what you’ve already been through and how you found your way out of it. 

So no matter what you’re going through, never forget that you will get through this because you’ve already done it.

You’ve already demonstrated resilience. And you can cultivate that inherent seed of resilience to blossom and thrive in life. 

There are many ways to cultivate  resilience, and I’ll definitely be talking about those, but for right now I just want to remind you that you’re strong enough to make it through. And whatever it is you’re going through will make you stronger and will help you be even better prepared to handle what’s coming in your life. 

Because our setbacks and struggles come with gifts that we just don’t get anywhere else- an  unshakable strength, a deeper level of clarity, and a fierce conviction in our values. 

Even if it feels overwhelming right now, be compassionate with yourself, and remember that you can make it through this. Because resilience  is your birthright.