Dennis Charney, MD, Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, takes us back to the day he was shot by a disgruntled former employee and talks about his emotional journey of recovery. The renowned resilience expert describes the simple steps he used to overcome the greatest challenge of his life: setting goals, finding role models, and harnessing the power of optimism. Everybody can use these "resilience factors" to build inner strength and weather adversity. Dr. Charney is Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs for the Mount Sinai Health System. He is the co-author (with Steven Southwick, MD) of "Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges." Help us tell more great stories by completing our listener survey (http://bit.ly/2knrxzR). Enjoying the podcast? Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts (https://apple.co/2Nve2Kt).