We all face challenges and adversity. Everyone will experience twists and turns, from everyday challenges to traumatic events. People generally adapt well over time to life-changing situations and stressful situations—in part thanks to resilience. While challenges, failures and adverse events are certainly painful and difficult, they don’t have to determine the outcome of your life. There are many aspects of your life you can control, modify, and grow with. That’s the role of resilience. Becoming more resilient not only helps you get through difficult circumstances, it also empowers you to grow and even improve. Today, you’ll hear Saray Khumalo’s story, which redefines common perceptions about what women are capable of doing and achieving. In her fascinating memoir, “My Journey to the Top of the World” she shares not only her incredible mountaineering feats, but also the lessons she learnt about life, perseverance and failing forward.