Sunday, July 8, 2012

persist in all things

 Tony Ferrietti's formula for resilience

Resilience, like a muscle, grows stronger the more you use it.  But first you have to start exercising.  I recommend the acronym “CONQUER!” as a guide to working the resilience muscle.
  • C is for “Connections.”  Life is all about relationships.  Simply stated, “people need people.”  Social support and close interpersonal relationships are extremely helpful in coping.
  • Optimism is all about having a positive attitude and outlook. Keeping problems in perspective and focusing on the big picture makes the pressure not seem so overwhelming.
  • Nurture yourself.  Exercise, eat a healthy diet, get some sleep, try to relax and have fun even in the hardship.
  • Accept the Quest that can be an opportunity for personal growth, self-discovery, and character building.  Reframe the experience to recognize the benefits it can bring.
  • Choose to be Unflappable in the face of adversity.  Controlling your response is empowering and builds resilience.
  • Expect that change and stress will come.  Life never stands still.
  • Be Relentless.  Decide to persist despite the pressure.