Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life

Version: Unabridged
Author: Eric Greitens
Narrator: Eric Greitens
Genres: Self Development
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: March 2015
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours
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You cannot bounce back from hardship. You can only move through it. There is a path through pain to wisdom, through suffering to strength, and through fear to courage if we have the virtue of resilience.
In 2012, Eric Greitens unexpectedly heard from a former SEAL comrade, a brother-in-arms he hadn't seen in a decade. Zach Walker had been one of the toughest of the tough. But ever since he returned home from war to his young family in a small logging town, he d been struggling. Without a sense of purpose, plagued by PTSD, and masking his pain with heavy drinking, he needed help. Zach and Eric started writing and talking nearly every day, as Eric set down his thoughts on what it takes to build resilience in our lives.
Eric's letters drawing on both his own experience and wisdom from ancient and modern thinkers are now gathered and edited into this timeless guidebook. Resilience explains how we can build purpose, confront pain, practice compassion, develop a vocation, find a mentor, create happiness, and much more. Eric s lessons are deep yet practical, and his advice leads to clear solutions.
We all face pain, difficulty, and doubt. But we also have the tools to take control of our lives. Resilience is an inspiring meditation for the warrior in each of us.

Reviews (1)


Written by Paul Mccord on December 3rd, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is not necessarily a book, but it is exactly what the title proclaims. \"Hard-Won Wisdom\". I really think it is something that once read, you will find your self going back to time and time. It\'s not just Greitens own personal wisdom, but the wisdom of literally hundreds of other historical figures that he brings into his writing. If you go into it thinking it\'s going to be a hoorah, ex Navy Seal bravado story you couldn\'t be more wrong. What you will find is something that will honestly make a difference in you and possibly those around you. I\'m not going to lump it into the category of self help, because it is much more than that. Parts of this book have woven itself into my daily thought. Parts of it I\'ve shared with others. Parts of it I will share with my son as he gets older. It\'s honestly that good. Sometimes even for a day or two. Read it, you won\'t be let down. On a side not, now that he is Governor Greitens, I might just move to Missouri!!!!

Author Details

Author Details

Greitens, Eric

ERIC GREITENS was born and raised in Missouri. After earning a Ph.D. as a Rhodes Scholar and serving as a humanitarian volunteer overseas, Eric joined the Navy SEALs. A boxing champion and a decorated combat veteran, he is the founder of the nonprofit The Mission Continues and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Heartand the Fist.