You could not have said it better, Faisal! Great piece! Resilience started paying off early in my life through sports, which carried me through very tough times in my personal and professional life afterwards. Results = career transition from tax accountant to biochemist, the gift to inspire, helped ill father get the care he deserved, lived in 3 foreign countries, and cofounder of a startup.
I could not agree more with the adaptability aspect. I’ve always believed that everything happens for a reason, good or bad. As long as we can wake up the next morning, there’s no reason to sulk in despair.