We’re talking about a major organ capable of healing itself. So, the healthier the organ (in this case the brain), the more likely it is able to create and repair broken synapses, shut down unnecessary neurological pathways, and build strong connections for higher, healthier performance.For example, a friend experienced a severe brain injury last year, leaving him with significant brain damage, and a less than 5% chance of recovering. The medical team and his loved ones prepared for the worst. However, he overcame all odds, regaining his ability to talk, walk, and is working on regaining short-term memory.The key elements to his recovery came down to his physical health, but also his mental health. His cognitive resilience before the accident! Having built that cognitive resilience in his childhood, and part of his adulthood, allowed for a positive outcome in his recovery. It becomes clear in cases like these how important it is to build your cognitive resiliency at a young age. And how it becomes an important way of protecting and boosting our brain’s health performance throughout our lifetime.