“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces after he hits bottom.” -George Patton Jr.
Obstacles and failure are realities in life that all of us are going to experience at one point or another. The way we perceive these experiences makes all the difference. Will we see this feedback as permanent and will we give up? Will we lose confidence in ourselves after struggling or failing or will we see these moments as opportunities to improve and improve ourselves for the future? Angela Duckworth and Carol Dweck have done extensive research on developing a growth mindset and the value or individuals with “grit.” Dr. Duckworth's TED Talk goes into greater detail about the power of resilience and grit across different careers and through various stages of our life.