Think of resilience as similar to taking a rafting trip down a river. On a river, you might experience rapids, turns, slow water, and shallows. As in life, the changes you experience affect you differently along the way. While travelling the river, it helps to have knowledge about it and experience in dealing with it. Your journey should be guided by a plan, a strategy that you feel works well for you.
We all know friends, colleagues, and even strangers who constantly need our support and encouragement. We help them along and respond to their needs for assistance. It's the right thing to do. Or is it? There comes a time when it's wise to ask yourself if you are genuinely helping someone or contributing to a negative pattern, which may include manipulating you into doing their work.