Today’s mission is all about finding out what resilience is and why it’s so important.
We’re going to find out all about it with some help from Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity‘s mascot Marvin.
Marvin is Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity‘s mascot!
He’s here to help us learn all about the charity and the attributes it stands for that’s in all of us!
Watch this video…
What is resilience?
Resilience is our ability to keep on going with something even if we don’t want to or if something’s really hard.
You’ve probably been resilient loads of times, whether it’s finishing some homework that you didn’t want to do or completing a really difficult challenge. These are all great examples of being resilient!
Another way you might have been resilient is if you fail the first time you do something but you keep trying again and again until you do it! That’s being resilient as well.
Here are some examples of people who have been resilient…
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You may have heard of the Dyson vacuum cleaner, well it was invented by James Dyson.
His vacuum cleaners are special because they don’t have bags that fill up with dust that you need to change. Other cleaners at the time did.
The cleaner became one of the most popular in the world and made him billions!
But he had to be resilient to get to where he did, he made 5,127 different prototypes of the cleaner before he got it right!
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But Disney wasn’t Walt’s first attempt at making a company, he first had one called Laugh-O-Gram that made cartoons as well but this one didn’t do very well. In fact it went so badly that Walt went bankrupt and the company had to close down!
This didn’t stop Walt trying again though and making Disney!
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Vincent Van Gogh was a famous Dutch painter who lived in the late 1800s.
You’ve probably heard of him and might have even seen some of his paintings. One of his most famous is this one he painted of some sunflowers.Embed from Getty Images
Well even though he’s super famous now, and even has his own museum in Amsterdam, he experienced a lot of failure as an artist.
It’s said that he only ever sold one painting in his life, but this didn’t stop him. He stayed resilient and kept painting all they way up until he died.
It was only after he died that his works became as famous as they are now.
Why is it important to be resilient?
Because if we weren’t resilient we wouldn’t achieve anything.
Not everything we do is easy but we have to keep going if we want to achieve it.
Have you ever tried to learn a trick with a football or on a bike? You can’t just do it straight away, you have to practice and keep going until you can do it.