Sheryl Sandburg on Self-Identity and Resilience

The easy days ahead of you will be easy.  It is the hard days, the days that challenge you to your very core, that will determine who you are. The seeds of resilience are planted in the way we process the negative events of our lives… You are not born with a fixed amount of resilience.  You build it up and then draw upon it when you need it and in that process you figure who you really are and you just might become the very best version of yourself.


So who are you?

Are you tough?
Are you strong?
Do you fall over with the slightest breeze or are you tougher than that?
Have you handled an awful lot in your life?
Could you handle more if you really had to?
You’re still here, aren’t you?
When the chips are down, do you quit, or do you get going?

And better yet, maybe when your chips were down, you did quit, or let yourself down, in the past…
But today you can decide that that’s not you anymore. We have the option of choosing to be a different, better version of ourselves. Starting today.  Starting Now.  Right Now.

Can we tell the story of who we are now, not who we were? Do we agree that the past is the past, and what matters most is today?

Is resilience a part of your core identity?

It’s part of mine.

So much so that I saw this in mug and shirt form and bought it immediately.

Resilience is anyone’s to own, all you have to do it is claim it. 🙂


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