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A good half of the art of living is resilience.

Alain de Botton

IQ ≠ Success

Perseverance is a better indicator of success than IQ. Studies show you are more likely to reach your intellectual potential with self-discipline.

Rewire your brain

Most individuals will experience a traumatic event in their lifetime. Something called neuroplasticity allows your brain to rewire itself through life experiences despite negative events. One of the strengths of resilience is utilizing your strengths to reprogram your brain toward a growth mindset. 

1 in 5

people experience mental illness

Resilience mentoring has shown to reduce mental health illnesses such as anxiety and depression. The strongest and most consistent benefit from mentoring risk groups is a reduction in depressive symptoms.

Hope for the future

Negative future‐oriented thinking correlates with low resilience skills. Resilience training reduces the risk of suicide, which is the second leading cause of death to adolescents and young adults. 

Aim to improve

Increased resilience skills have shown improvements in long-term planning. Those trained in the 7 C's Model of Resilience demonstrate better time management and planning, involvement in prosocial activities, reduction in antisocial or disruptive behavior, and confidence in their ability to set long-term goals and follow through.

The right kind of risk

Resilient people are more likely to take positive risks in pursuit of success, and are better able to bounce back from failure. Individuals with high resilience skills are less likely to use drugs and alcohol, or participate in disruptive behaviors.

We all need a nudge 

Mentoring has been shown to increase positive outcomes, such as bettering social attitudes and relationships while reducing negative behaviors. Youth particularly experience positive academic returns.

Life is hard enough

Academic achievement is often a key predictor for future success. Individuals with mentors are more likely to enroll in higher education and set career goals. Resilience skills have been shown to lead to a more successful transition to adulthood. It has also been associated with better quality of life and greater happiness in adulthood. 

Through the Maze

  • Reach your potential

  • Become more adaptable

  • Improve your mental health

  • Create hope for the future

  • Gain long-term success

  • Bounce back from failure

  • Better your social supports

  • Achieve a higher quality of life

  • Attain more happiness

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