THE MASTER’S VOICE
Official Newsletter of PAK’S TAEKWONDO FITNESS CENTER, INC.
Focus on: Resilience
Resilience means facing life’s difficulties with courage and patience and refusing to give up. It is the quality of character that allows a person or a group of people to rebound from misfortune, hardships, and traumas. Resilience is the ability to work with adversity in such a way that one comes through it unharmed or even better for the experience.
Resilience is rooted in a tenacity of spirit, a determination to embrace all that makes life worth living, even in the face of overwhelming odds. When we have a clear sense of identity and purpose, we are more resilient, because we can hold fast to our vision of a better future.
Much of our resilience comes from community, from the relationships that allow us to lean on each other for support when we need it. Resilience to withstand adversities along the way not only helps to overcome them, but gives strength going forward.
Are you trying for that A or B in a really difficult subject in school? Be resilient! Endure your studies, review extra work, ask your teacher for more guidance. Try your best to succeed.
Is your new job requiring extra hours or tasks you don’t feel qualified for? Ask for extra help. Be strong and master your new job. Even the most resilient people have needed a helping hand along the way. It’s their decision to seek it that has made them some of the greatest historical figures of all time.
Do you have some friends that are pressuring you to do things you aren’t comfortable with? Be resilient! Say no and lead yourself down the straight and narrow path. Focus on yourself and don’t become someone that you are not.
Be resilient in everything you do. Stand firm and face your destiny not with fear, but with courage. What awaits you down that path, you will have to choose. Life offers no maps. Choose your path wisely and build up the resiliency to stand up to anything.