It’s nearly impossible to go through life without experiencing significant setbacks. Sometimes we’re the recipients of bad luck. Other times we’re the victims of others’ wrongdoings. Still other times we’re victims of our own mistakes.
In our book, Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success, we profile 17 people who have faced serious adversity, from illness and financial loss to war and natural disaster. Each survivor not only bounced back, but bounced forward, often accomplishing things they never dreamed possible. Their experiences, as well as decades of research in the field of positive psychology, show that certain myths can keep us stuck in unhappiness longer than we need to be after difficult events in our lives and hold us back from resilience.
By combating these myths, we can help ourselves to bounce forward. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Mind,Body,Green.
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