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Apr 24, 2018

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts." --Winston Churchill

How to Hardwire Resilience into the Brain

Mental resources like calm, grit, and courage help us cope with and push through obstacles in our own lives. But how do we cultivate them? The key is knowing how to turn passing experiences into lasting inner resources built into our brains. This skill, positive neuroplasticity, is not a quick fix, but you can change your brain for the better by working it the same way you would work a muscle. As you become more resilient in the face of life's challenges, you move toward greater well-being and away from stress, worry, frustration, and hurt.

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BE THE CHANGE
Be mindful of which particular need, safety, satisfaction, or connection, is at stake in the challenges of your life. Deliberately call upon your inner strengths related to meeting that need. Then, as you experience mental resources, you can reinforce them in your nervous system.



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