Monthly Archives: January 2011

Through Adversity to the Stars

The title of this post (in Latin) is cut in stone on the entryway to the gym at the University where I spent the great bulk of my working life. Nietzsche said something very similar, “Whatever does not kill me … Continue reading

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Small Changes Can Result in Big Improvements in Resilience

It’s not uncommon for colleagues to express doubt that we can actually influence people to do the work involved in improving their resilience. They opine that people will not be willing to work that hard. In an earlier post we … Continue reading

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The Three Core Factors That Can Make You More Resilient

Underlying our posts is research we have done on the core factors that produce resilience. There is a potpourri of things that have been identified in published articles as being important to resilience. Our research was designed to find out … Continue reading

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From Pessimism To Optimism:Three Basic Techniques

I always have to laugh when I see authors advise their readers to “be optimistic”. You are not likely to be successful at turning pessimism off or optimism on just by an act of will. You have to take a … Continue reading

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Less Pessimism and More Optimism Will Build Your Resilience

Some people seem to be just naturally optimistic. I have been lucky to have some close friends who are like that. Optimism seems to be a natural part of their personalities. I have learned from them. My own family tended … Continue reading

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