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Focus and passion

When we focus on doing our best in whatever we strive to do, success will find its way to us.

By Misti Burmeister | February 25, 2010; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Surviving war

Anyone who has ever served in our armed forces in wartime has survived terrible circumstances.

By Jan Scruggs | November 20, 2009; 02:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Forget failure

There always will be a better return on investment (of time, emotion, etc.) if we focus on the strengths, and accept and manage weaknesses.

By Tamara Darvish | November 20, 2009; 01:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

A brighter light

I think the lesson is to be aware of the two directions your circumstances can lead you and know that the light at the end of the tunnel may be brighter than you think.

By Garrison Wynn | November 19, 2009; 12:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Learning about resilience

As a school-based therapist, I eventually learned that my job was not to fix these children, but to partner with them for a finite space in time.

By Celeste Owens | November 19, 2009; 09:48 AM ET | Comments (3)

Good from bad

People who actually survive terrible circumstances are the real success stories.

By Eric Schaeffer | November 19, 2009; 09:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

From setbacks to comebacks

My students have not simply survived, but triumphed over conditions that could have defeated more timid souls.

By Patricia McGuire | November 19, 2009; 09:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bouncing back

Resilience distinguishes those who thrive in adverse circumstances from those who sink, and is key for success in life.

By Jeanine Cogan | November 19, 2009; 02:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

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