Resilience Course

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

Learn how to create unshakable resilience for those times when life throws you a fat ball of shit.

Learn how to create unshakable resilience for those times when life throws you a fat ball of shit.

You’ve probably heard some crazy story about a person who relentlessly worked their ass off to overcome impossible odds and unimaginable struggles. 

Maybe they were born into poverty. Maybe they have some physical or mental disorder that puts them at a huge disadvantage. Maybe they suffered a traumatic event… or two, or ten. Maybe it’s someone you know. 

And yet, they just never quit. In fact, they have an uncanny ability to laugh it off and get on with it. It’s the stuff of motivational speeches.

On the other hand, you might also know someone in your life who crumbles into pieces when the slightest little thing goes wrong. Maybe you know someone who, no matter what they do, things never seem to work out. 

Maybe that person is you. 

It’s fascinating when you think about it: one person can fight through unthinkable hardships without complaining while another person’s day seems perpetually ruined. 


The Unpleasant Truth

At some point in our lives, we all deal with trauma, struggle, and hardship. And we’ve all had that experience of summoning up the courage or strength to try and persevere. We watch that video or read that book or talk to that friend and think, “This is it—today, I’m going to turn it around.” 

But then you get smacked in the face by reality. 

Just when you have psyched yourself up with positive thoughts, reality finds another way to disappoint you. 

Just when you think you’ve overcome your heartbreak and baggage, another person hurts you. 

Just when you feel like you finally got the motivation to get your shit together, life throws you another curveball, messing everything up. 

It feels as though nothing works, nothing is ever enough… 

Well… what if I told you that all those obstacles and struggles and all the pain that comes with them is actually the path to a more fulfilling, more meaningful life?

How to Deal With Any Setback

See, the way you handle the struggles in your life has everything to do with the stories you tell yourself about pain. 

One thing I’ve noticed that separates people who “get it” from people who don’t is a tendency towards doing something when they run into an obstacle. And that’s because the story they tell themselves is that pain is a call to action

On the other hand, if the story you tell yourself is that pain is to be avoided, well then you’re a lot less likely to take any action whatsoever. 

Resilient people turn towards pain to deal with it. Fragile people turn away from pain and end up suffering more for it.

So instead of giving up when life hands you a steaming bowl of shit, what if you could:

  • …have an undaunted sense of purpose that helps you appreciate the pain?
  • …see big, hairy problems as a series of smaller, more manageable problems?
  • …make better choices to improve your situation that most people don’t even consider?
  • …separate the inescapable pain of life from the added suffering you create in your mind?

You can do all of this. You can be a more resilient person.

Because pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

Take On Tougher Challenges, Fight Through the Roadblocks, and Live Life With Tenacity and Purpose

Look, it doesn’t matter how smart or talented you are if you can’t handle all the shit life throws at you. And life will always throw shit at you. 

The Resilience Course shows you how to break through the barriers that are holding you back so you can live a more meaningful, fulfilled life. 

But buckle the fuck up, because it’s a deep dive into the psychology of pain, suffering, and mental toughness. 

Here’s what you’ll discover in this course:

  • The two types of pain we experience and why you have more control over your suffering than you probably think you do. 
  • How to find a bottomless well of choices that give you more control over your life.
  • The fastest way to know which challenges are worth taking on in your life—and the rock solid reasons for enduring them.
  • A simple but effective way to rewrite narratives about your struggles that turn them into an endless supply of fuel for achieving your goals.
  • 2 ways to connect more deeply with others and build a network of resilient people that you can turn to when shit gets real rough.
  • Create an actionable plan to take on the real challenges you’re facing right now.

The course includes six video lessons. You also get actionable exercises for each lesson and a really fucking pretty digital workbook that you can print off.

This is not a bunch of hacks or tricks you use on your brain to get you to be tougher or whatever. 

We’ll go much deeper than that. 

You’ll learn the philosophy behind the methods that help you work through any problem, any struggle, any pain you face for the rest of your life.

And that’s not all…

If you sign up for Resilience, you’ll get access to all of my premium content in The Subtle Art School.

The School is a deep dive into all my favorite topics I’ve written about in my books and on my blog for nearly 15 years. 

Here’s what you get with a single membership

A library of 6 new video courses — In addition to Resilience, you’ll also get access to the rest of my courses:

Find Your Purpose

Finding your purpose in life can’t be done at a weekend seminar. It’s a lifelong process of asking and answering some difficult questions, taking action based on those answers, learning about yourself in the process… and then doing it all over again. This course will not only help you spend your time more intentionally, it will challenge your identity to the core.

Emotional Mastery

Do you ever wonder why you do stupid shit sometimes? Or maybe you’re not in control of yourself in certain situations like you think you should be? Do you feel all emotions intensely… or not at all? Are you dead inside? If any of that sounds familiar, the Emotional Mastery Course will help you be less of a… well, less of an emotional dipshit.

Challenge Your Own Beliefs

This is my favorite course. And buckle the hell up for it, because we’re going to be digging up some of your deepest held beliefs and questioning everything we find. You will laugh at yourself. You might cry at what you actually believe. But you will come out of it a better person.

Build a Better Life

This is the most actionable “nuts and bolts” course I offer. In it, we’ll come up with a step-by-step plan to get off your ass and get your life pointed in a more fulfilling, productive direction. It’s a great complement to any or all of the courses above.

Healthy Relationships

I’ve said before that the one thing all your doomed relationships have in common is… well, you. So if all your relationships follow the same failing pattern; or if you’re a “commitment phobe”; or if you rush into relationships too quickly only to get burned; or you feel like you have to put on a front to attract someone—this course will help you get to the root causes of all of that and more.

Oh, And Here’s Even More

On top of all the courses, you’ll also get:

Quarterly live webinars

Log on every quarter to ask me questions or just come hang out with other members. You’ll join people from all over the world who are also learning to give fewer and fewer fucks every day.

Really pretty digital workbooks

Each course comes with a professionally designed PDF workbook. Print them out and tape them to your fridge. Print them out and give them to your therapist. Or just open them up on your computer or phone and stare in awe at how gorgeous they are. I don’t give a shit what you do with them, they’re yours. And they’re really fucking pretty and packed with exercises that’ll make your life better.

Exclusive content

Audio commentaries on my books, my old courses, ebooks that nerd out on some of my favorite topics, book reviews and recommendations, Ask Mark Anything videos, and more. New content is added on a regular basis.

What Our Students Say

“There are many interesting insights the course offers. I particularly found “Minimum Viable Actions” very helpful. It is a concept I’ve come across earlier plenty of times but there was something about Mark’s explanation that made some real sense and probably for the first time in my life, I’ve actually implemented something I watched off the internet.

— Navin

“For the exercise of lesson 5 (Finding Allies), I managed to have a real deep talk with my wife about me taking responsibility for feelings that aren’t mine, which is something I will have to work on continously. If you go through this course and manage to find a way to enjoy your daily struggle and stop whining to yourself and others, you will for sure feel stronger and more resilient.

As always with Mark’s work—it sparks deep thoughts and I can take a lot of it with me.

— Oskar

“If there is one thing from this course I want to remember forever, it is the aspect identity plays in how I deal with hardship. Telling myself I already am the person I want to be and already have the qualities I want to display will lead to me assuming that identity out of a desire to show it to others, which I will succeed at. It’s a simple yet profound concept.”

“What I enjoyed most from the course is the empowering knowledge that just because it’s not our fault doesn’t mean it’s not our responsibility: Type 1 pain may or may not be our fault. Type 2 pain is always our responsibility. We are always choosing.”

“I loved all the courses especially the Resilience Course. Mark always gets straight to the point and he has changed my life.”

— Amir

You get all of that in a single membership to The Subtle Art School.

For just $6.67 per month (paid yearly).


Will I be able to participate in live Q&A sessions with Mark?

Yes. Quarterly live webinars will offer the chance to ask Mark questions. Of course, he won’t be able to answer everyone’s questions, but he’ll answer as many as he can in the time allotted—and talk about tacos.

What payment methods do you support?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover & Diners, Google Pay, Apple Pay, and Paypal.

Is all content in English language?

Yes. Videos for the courses have closed captions available in English as well.

How can I cancel my subscription?

You can cancel at any time by logging in and going to the Subscriptions tab of your Account page. Once you cancel, you will not be charged again but you will continue to have access to The School for the remainder of whatever period you’ve paid for up to that point.

Can I get a refund if I don’t think The Subtle Art School is right for me?

Yes. The Subtle Art School membership comes with a 60-day money back guarantee. Just send an email to within 60 days of purchase and we’ll cancel your membership and refund your money, no questions asked.

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