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'Welcome to another one of life's brick walls standing directly in your path! Please select from the following options...'
'Granted, the Board of Directors didn't think much of your proposal, but I think they'll be impressed by your resilience!'
'I don't see this as a major set-back. We just need to work a few more bugs into it!'
"Damnit, Harwood, I'm not doing an impression of anyone, I'm firing you."
'....Man, I am really freaking out here.'
Tags:phobia, phobias, anxiety, anxious, mentality, mental, nasa, astronaut selection, resilience, astronaut, astronauts, space travel, space exploration, physical, physicality, panic, panicking, freaking, freak out, requirements, astronauts, science, space, space travel, rocket, rockets, mental endurance
Yes! We're Open!
Tags:cafe, cafes, small business, small businesses, independent business, independent businesses, disaster, disasters, collapse, building collapse, building collapses, resilient, resilience, undefeated, open, open all hours, opening times, opening hours, determined, determination, persevere, perseverance, -perseverance, pointless, pointlessness, expectation, expectations, modern expectations
The power of positive thinking is born, followed immediately by the birth of the politely bemused, cynical retort.
Tags:cavemen, caveman, invent, inventor, inventors, invention, inventions, wheel, create, creative, positive, attitude, thinking, positivity, optimism, cynic, cynicism, smart aleck, retort, technology, invention, progress, setback, resilience, resilient, learn, learning experience, science, physics, engineer, engineering
A sturdy hand-hold against the vicissitudes of life: $1.00 per minute.
"It's nice, but how do you adjust the sleep number?''
The Transition Oz team on their way to Totnes to get advice on Reskilling, Transport, Oil Dependancy and overcoming Post Petroleum Stress Disorder.
Don't Take No For an Answer
Tags:don't take no for an answer, no, negative, negativity, positive, positivity, self-belief, self-esteem, self-actualization, motivation, motivational poster, motivational posters, inspiration, inspirational poster, inspirational posters, persist, persistent, persistence, give up, never give up, giving up, given up, try, trying, try hard, resilient, resilience, stubborn, stubbornness, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, therapy, therapist, therapists
"Remember, Mort: Courage isn't the absence of fear. Courage is remaining media-savvy in the face of fear!"
Tags:fear, courage, bravery, media, media-savvy, press savvy, social media, print media, public relations, advertise, advertising, bravery, pluck, determination, savvy, press, news, image, image management, composure, resilience, self-possession, calm, pr, mentor, mentors, business mentor, business mentors
"He appears to have lost all of his resilience."
Tags:resilient, resilience, subservient, subservience, husband, husbands, backbone, backbones, spine, spines, wife, wives, doctor, doctors, diagnosis, diagnoses, spineless, weak, weakness, will, willpower, marriage, marriages, married life, married lives, long term relationship, long term relationships, spouse, spouses, self-esteem, self-confidence, mental health, mental health problem, mental health problems
"Fred, I'll be blunt: You lack inner toughness!"
Welcome to New York: No Vacancy
A rock, a little wiggle room, and a Hard Place.
"I'm just grateful we were able to turn our pants into shorts."
Tags:cast aways, cast away, castaway, castaways, desert island, desert islands, marooned, stranded, maroon, strand, abandon, abandoned, fashions, shorts, trousers, pants, adaptable, adaptability, fashion statement, practical, practicality, practical clothing, practical clothes, inventive, creative, grateful, gratitude, small things, the small things, small mercies, resilient, resilience, versatile, versatility, looking on the bright side, always look on the bright side, hot weather
'He does that whenever he says or does something stupid. It must be a guy thing!'
'Clarence, it's always an inspiration to see you playing with pain.'
"He's 104. He always comes back on his birthday - I worked out he'd be gone at 69."
"Life is a game, my son, and there are more snakes than there are ladders."
Tags:guru, gurus, wisdom, life, game, snakes, ladders, wise, advice, life advice, snakes and ladders, teach, teaching, philosophy, philosophical, guidance, instruction, trap, life-changing, wise, lesson, guide, teacher, student, knowledge, snakes & ladders, persistence, resilience, pessimistic, pessimist
Children and war
'The company shelved Larry's pet project a few months ago... along with Larry.'
'You really should give me a little credit, not many men could cope with failure the way I have.'
'He's testing my Hippocratic Oath. He wors for the IRS.'