It’s still the beginning of the year, may be you are back in to the swing of things: you’ve identified your goals and even what this year intends for you. There are eleven more months to get it done and with it I hope a sense of hope. Yet, do one or two confounding problems stick around, a problem that require a conversation: an obstructionist committee or board member, a client who is hard to read or reach, or a sensitive, fraught subject to discuss with a family member? If yes, read on. If not, ignore the rest of this message, please hit reply and tell me how you manage.
A few weeks ago I became really excited about the implications of recent neuroscience research on resilience. I resolved to share my enthusiasm about the updated but simple definition and effective tools to become more resilient (without gritting your teeth or exhausting willpower). Before I could transmit the email Life gave me several opportunities to test my resiliency. Full disclosure, the challenges are pedestrian compared to the tragedies in the lives of personal friends or the front page of the New York Times. Conclusion: I did not score as highly on the resiliency scale as my Ego would expect.