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Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life

By Eric Greitens
12-minute read
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Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life by Eric Greitens

Resilience (2015) encourages us to confront pain and hardship, using them to create meaning and find joy. The author doesn’t promise miracles, since there’s no easy cure for losing a loved one or facing other tragedies. He only promises the effectiveness of hard work, describing how to overcome the fear of failure and take responsibility for your own life. If you can do that, the challenges you face will only make you stronger, wiser and more courageous.

  • War veterans and returning soldiers who want to find their purpose in life
  • Anyone who has experienced loss, is struggling through a painful period or fighting self-doubt
  • People hoping to learn how to overcome challenges and lead a more fulfilling life

Eric Greitens is a former Navy SEAL and humanitarian aid worker. He is the founder of Center for Citizen Leadership, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans adjust to life back home. Greitens is the author of Strength and Compassion, which chronicles his experiences as a humanitarian aid worker.

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