“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat" Theodore Roosevelt
Resilience is both a feeling and the belief that no matter what happens you have what it takes to succeed. No matter what the obstacle is in front of you, you will overcome. Resilience is not focusing on a problem, or a mistake, or a failure it is the focus on how to fix the problem or correct the mistake. Resilience is not being afraid to fail because you know you have what it takes to succeed. Resilience is confidence and fighting as hard as you can to be the best and accepting nothing less. Resilience is passion. Yet, resilience is being in such control of your emotions that you can bounce or re-bound from your mistakes in the blink of an eye. Resilience is not sweating the small stuff rather it is the ability to have short-term memory loss. Resilience is not forgetting the actual failure but not the lesson
Being resilient is like being a boxer in a ring. Have you ever seen a boxer leave the ring because they believed that they might lose? Have you ever seen a boxer in the middle of taking a beating stop and tell the referee that they've had enough? Have you ever seen a boxer fight long and hard just to leave as he knocked out their opponent?
A Sophisticate sees herself as a boxer in a ring. Her fight is the fight of her life since she understands that life gives devastating if not severe blows on a consistent basis. She is prepared and knows that life is a daily fight and that people are not going to let her win. A Sophisticate is in such control of her emotions that even with a whole crowd of people watching her she bounces back moments after a mistake.
A Sophisticate is resilient not just because she is talented or smart, it is because she keeps trying in the face of defeat or failure. Failure and defeat is merely the next step for her rather then the end of her journey. Her passion for life and desire personal accomplishment what is what allows her to be successful. In the end, a Sophisticate is resilient because her passion, knowledge, confidence, coupled with her belief in her talents and abilities allow her not to get knocked down or go anywhere without a fight.