Many of us agree I can’t is one of the worst phrases in the English language.
But how many of us have spent enough time developing the resilience to say I can even after we fail time and time again?
Being more resilient isn’t a matter of being better than others.
Resilience takes a willingness to fail and try again. It takes comfort in our own skin. And, above all, it takes practice.
We’re far more likely to keep going when we experience setbacks while doing something we really enjoy, but persistence while doing something new and difficult requires that we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, clench our teeth, and try again.
Even if we don’t want to.