R and R

Yes R&R can mean  “rest and recuperation” but my therapist has given me another meaning for R&R:-

Resourcefulness and Resilience

1. Resourcefulness: seeing where you want to go and taking the first step.” Nick Reese

2. “A resourceful person will always make opportunity fit his or her needs.” Napoleon Hill

3. “Make the most out of what you have.” Anonymous

4. “Do more with less.” Anonymous

5. “When you don’t have resources, you become resourceful.” KR Sridhar

6. “This is a hard truth for some to accept: that a lack of resources may not be their true constraint, just a lack of resourcefulness.” David Burkus

7. “A resourceful person can see opportunity when others only see obstacles.” Garrett Gunderson

8. “Be positive, be strong and be resourceful. The world really is what you make of it.” Bear Grylls

9. “However desperate the situation and circumstances, don’t despair. When there is everything to fear, be unafraid. When surrounded by dangers, fear none of them. When without resources, depend on resourcefulness.” Sun Tzu

10. “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” Ernest Hemingway

11. “Tap into resourcefulness; unleash creativity; progress will follow.” Anonymous

12. “If necessity is the mother of invention, then resourcefulness is the father.” Beulah Louise Henry

13. “Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.” Arthur Ashe

14. “Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful.” Jeff Bezos


Psychological resilience is the ability to successfully cope with a crisis and to return to pre-crisis status quickly. Resilience exists when the person uses “mental processes and behaviors in promoting personal assets and protecting self from the potential negative effects of stressors.

Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes. Psychologists have identified some of the factors that make someone resilient, among them a positive attitude, optimism, the ability to regulate emotions, and the ability to see failure as a form of helpful feedback. Even after misfortune, resilient people are blessed with such an outlook that they are able to change course and soldier on.

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