Hillary Clinton, who is currently running for president in the US, and Sheryl Sandberg, who is the Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, both have the same answer when asked the question "What is the most important personality trait a person can have?"
Hillary Clinton took to question-and-answer website Quora to answer this common question.
"My mother had a painful childhood. Her parents abandoned her and sent her off to live with relatives who didn’t want her. She was on her own by 14, working as a housekeeper. Growing up, I didn’t know any of that—I just knew she was a great mom who worked hard to give my brothers and me opportunities she never had.
"She taught me that life isn’t about what happens to you, it’s about what you do with what happens to you. No matter how many times you get knocked down, you have to get back up and keep fighting for what you believe.
"Oh, and one more thing: If you haven’t seen my friend Sheryl Sandberg’s fantastic speech on this subject, you’re truly missing out."
The fantastic speech Hillary is referring to is Sheryl Sandberg's Commencement Address at University of California, Berkeley. She speaks candidly about her husbands death, and the lessons she learned from it, but the key take away from the speech is that with resilience, anything is possible.
"Build resilience in yourselves. When tragedy or disappointment strike, know that you have the ability to get through absolutely anything. I promise you do. As the saying goes, we are more vulnerable than we ever thought, but we are stronger than we ever imagined."
Well said, ladies.