“Fall seven times and stand up eight”—Japanese Proverb
Resilient people are like emotional rubber bands—stretched to the limit by life, without ultimately breaking, who eventually bounce back into something that resembles their previous shape. The ability to be resilient is a skill highly linked with emotional intelligence—to understand, name and respond effectively to your emotions. The good news, is that resilience can be a skill you learn and build. So the next time you fall down, use these quotes to help you get back up again.
Remember that, “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls the butterfly." –Richard Bach
Dr. Susan Albers is a psychologist and author of six books on mindful eating including her latest, EatQ (HarperOne, 2013), Eating Mindfully and 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food. She is frequently quoted in Shape, Fitness, Self, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and other publications. She was a guest on the Dr. Oz TV Show. www.eatq.com