This morning I noticed how windy it was today and that the palm trees just flex with the wind, whereas the larger trees resisted the wind. This got me thinking about Resilience.
Whenever the recent tornados struck in the USA, houses were ripped out of their foundations and all that was left were the palm trees in the front yards.
It made me think we are like that, we attempt to weather the winds of change, to be inflexible to changes and to resist them with all our energy, until it is too much for us and we break. Why put oursleves through this, look at natures palm trees and how they adapt to the changing winds. Once the winds abate they just pop right up straight again and continue to flourish.
So when you are faced with unexpected hurricaine winds, that destroy your confidence and force challenging situations on to you. Remember be like a parachute, open your mind, then flexibly adapt to the changes around you and be like a palm tree.
Resilience Tips: Respond to change with confidence and flexibility, Don't sweat the small stuff, Perform well with the big stuff, Recover from setbacks and move on.
Einstein said "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." so if your current approach to a situation no longer works, discover how to learn to think differently. Being Resilient gives you the ability to quickly adjust your actions and respond with confidence to the new situation.
As we kick start the new financial year, lets make the time and financial commitments to learn and develop ourselves, our colleagues and our teams. Learn and utilise some of MindStore's effective Resilience tools and techniques.To find out how our services could be of benefit in your organisation please contact us to arrange a conversation.