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.
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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