The death of a family pet can remind us of how vulnerable, precarious and precious life is. It’s that process of acceptance and letting go that builds the resilience necessary to navigate an array of life’s obstacles.
The theory: To deal effectively with change, it helps to be engaged in changing yourself. “One of the things that makes us resilient is that when we see a challenge, and when we face a struggle, we engage with it, rather than shut down,” said Simon Sinek, author of “The Infinite Game” and “Start With Why.”
If anything, those naysayers, who resented the lifting of the ban on female jockeys, made Ms. Crump want to be a jockey even more. “That’s what happens when you’re told you can’t,” she said.
Author and New York Times columnist Kerry Hannon specializes in facing life transitions with resilience. She’s authored several books about career success—including Love Your Job: The New Rules for Career Happiness—and she’s also a personal finance expert, helping her readers relieve anxiety around money management. She weighs in on why we should take the scary […]