At times of crisis, it can help us to reflect on past challenges to almost prove to ourselves that we're capable of survival. That evidence of our own resilience, and that of those around us, can inspire us to keep going.

On the first day of a summer holiday in Portugal back in 2012 at the age of 20, Jack Kavanagh dived into the ocean. He hit his head off a sandbank and broke his neck, an injury that left him paralyzed from the neck down with just 15% global muscle function.

Since then he’s gone on to become a pharmacist, a podcaster, and a performance and wellbeing coach. The experiences that Jack has lived through give him a unique perspective on what we’re all going through now.

In this episode of You OK?, he explains how surviving tough times equips us with the resilience to get through future challenges and how even the worst situations can afford us hidden opportunities.

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