By: Eric Greitens
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade; First Edition edition (March 10, 2015)
Who better than a Navy Seal Eric Greitens to teach us resilience? Oh, and before he became a Seal, Greitens was a junior boxing champion, was chosen as a Rhodes scholar, picked up a Ph.D. from Oxford, and has worked as a humanitarian volunteer. In his newest book, Greitens treats us to a tour of encouragement through his letters to an old friend. He uses examples from philosophy, religion, and practical living to point the way to living life in a better way. He hits it out of the park. Note: Eric Greitens’ first book, The Heart and the Fist, is also – not to be missed.
One of my favorite quotes:
Resilience is the virtue that enables people to move through hardship and become better. No one escapes pain, fear, and suffering. Yet from pain can come wisdom, from fear can come courage, from suffering can come strength— if we have the virtue of resilience.