Resilience

The question of whether or not people of our time are resilient enough to deal with adversity like previous generations was a topic of discussion at one of the Girl Geek Dinner’s last year. It reminded me to dig out these favourite quotations.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not… nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not… unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not…. the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” President Calvin Coolidge

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.” -Reinhold Niebuhr

Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.