For as much as we fetishize perseverance and hard work, doesn’t it make more sense to just change course sometimes?
We’re all familiar with Success Resumes, but what if we started writing Failure Resumes, too? What might we learn in the process?
How many times have you read an article on resilience and thought: “That’s great, but now what??”
Or, have you had a friend say: “You HAVE to try mindfulness!!” only to try it and find out that it’s not for you?
If you feel like there’s a gap between recognizing the importance of resilience and understanding where to get started, this article is for you.
Cycles are everywhere, but we keep trying to change or eliminate them. What do we lose in the process? And what might we gain from (re)learning to love the down cycle?
This is my story. I talk about being diagnosed with cancer, the power of post-traumatic growth, and the practices that helped me to become a better person.
In the final part of this series on solving messy problems, we talk about creating integrated solutions, executing in earnest, and how to learn and adapt.
In Part II of this series on solving messy problems, we talk about how to properly articulate a challenge, building the case for change, defining success, and determining the root causes of the problem.
Sooner or later, we’re going to have to start fixing things. A lot of things. And herein lies the problem: Most of us aren’t that good at translating our desire for change into real world impact.