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Resilience: Bouncing Back and Pushing Forward

     In the face of setbacks and challenges, a decision must be made. Giving up is the easier option. Perseverance and striving to overcome even the most daunting of obstacles is what sets apart those who are resilient from those who are not.

     Not many people will tell you they like change. We become accustomed to our routines and an interruption usually paves the way for stress and anxiety. The pandemic has been the “interruption” of a lifetime; our world now is unrecognizable compared to the one we’ve known. Everything changed in the blink of an eye, and society was like a deer in headlights.

     It would have been easier to lose hope, to become lost in the “what ifs” and become overwhelmed with fear and doubt. But we made it through the toughest of times. We learned to cope and adjust to the new way of life. Where we are today is leaps and bounds ahead of where we stood in early spring, and much of this can be attributed to choosing the path of resilience. We did not give up. We continue to work through what the world throws our way.

     “Building Resilience,” an article from Harvard Business Review, emphasizes that resilience is learnable and within all of us; all it takes is ambition and the desire to succeed. If you are someone looking to improve in this area, this highlights steps you can take towards becoming more resilient.

     At Haig Service we are working to be a resilient force. Taking the cards we’ve been dealt, focusing on what is within our control, bouncing back, and pushing forward. We are working towards reintegration, reengagement, and by doing so will re-emerge more empowered than ever and ready to take on anything that comes our way. 

     Let this be the sign you’ve been waiting for. This is an open invitation to be the change you want to see in the world. To stop worrying and succumbing to fear, and instead taking the future into your own hands. How can you tackle your problems head on? It’s time to reframe ourselves; we are fighters not victims, and we choose resilience. 

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