Resilience Above All

I had a flight instructor once that said, “it’s good to be smart but better to be lucky.” Along the way, I’ve learned something equally important. The only thing better than being lucky is being resilient.

It’s inevitable that you will be struck down, laid low or just walloped by something out of your control. Whether or not you see it coming, there’s a moment in your future that involves being literally or figuratively sprawled on the ground.

The way in which someone recovers from setbacks tells a clear story about how they see themselves in the world. In other words, it reveals someone’s true character.

Today I saw someone take a hit. Then I saw that same person get back up. By the end of the day, she was fully recovered and stronger for the experience.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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