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What Is Resilience?

re·sil·ience  /rəˈzilyəns/ noun

  1. The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.  "Nylon is excellent in wearability and resilience".
  2. The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. "The often remarkable resilience of so many British institutions"

Resilience is related to willpower, persistence, motivation and self regulation. Well-being, enduring healthy relationships and professional success all require the ability to regulate thoughts, emotions, and actions according to the highest standards in the face of significant challenge.

Our view is that willpower is an intrinsic human attribute and developed best through consistent use. Willpower is the engine that powers persistance. Some might refer to this as 'grit'. Motivation is complex and is the most difficult to nourish in traditional educational contexts.