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Episode #178: “Resilience is the virtue that enables people to move through hardship and become better”, writes Eric Greitens in his new book, Resilience. A Navy SEAL, Rhodes Scholar, boxing champ, and humanitarian, Eric shares letters he wrote to his friend who was going through a tremendous amount of hardship. Eric’s hope is that we can learn from his letters as well.  In a nutshell, we all benefit from suffering and life’s challenges and can learn a tremendous amount from the ancients who wrote on the topic after living through hardships.

On this episode, I talk about how I am enjoying Eric’s book very much (I’m only on chapter two as I type this and I can already see myself re-reading it over and over) and share some of my experiences with dealing with hardships and becoming a better, stronger, and wiser person. I also talk about my latest new passion in reading up on the benefits of failure. It is my belief that dealing with stuttering isn’t just about speech therapy, it’s about dealing with the various challenges brought on by a speech impairment head on and overcoming them.

Another great quote from the book is “…human beings can turn hardship into wisdom because we are born with the capacity for resilience, and we can make ourselves more resilient through practice”. Keep regular practice out of those comfort zones!

Links mentioned on today’s episode:

  1. Eric Greitens interviewed on the Art of Manliness podcast
  2. Blinkist.com

Books mentioned on this episode:

  1. Resilience
  2. Pour Your Heat Into It by Howard Schultz and Dori Jones

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