When you apply for things, I understand that scholarships / jobs / institutions really test for resilience. What can you convincingly tell others to make them believe that you're going to stick with it? They can easily tell your qualifications from a resume, but the cover letter / questionnaire can really tell more.
I'm filling out an application and am a little bit in a rut in terms of what to say that can attest to my resilience. I can express an understanding of culture and customs, but how can I show that I can stick through something, thick or thin?
Maybe there's the fact that I've traveled Asia in a backpack and that I'm used to gross things, both literally and figuratively. Maybe there's the fact that endured teaching summer camp, even having led a longer camp teaching subjects outside of my prerogative. I even taught to accommodate cultural differences. Is that resilience?
Or maybe I can detail a more personal story? About how I persisted in spite of the socioeconomic disadvantages. Or maybe how I endured a rigorous course load in order to achieve my goals.
My ideas are running short, and I'm grasping for tufts of other things to mention, preferably one with a good story.