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Withstanding Life’s Challenges

In the white paper on resilienceI co-authored with J. Stephen Lindsey, http://www.box.net/s/oakto94omx3xumvv7aqm, Steve and I talk about specific thing you can do to build your resilience.Resilience is your ability to withstand life’s challenges, to “perform in the storm” as performance researcher Jim Loehr says.In today’s world, we face constant challenge, constant change, greater demands and more time pressures.It’s so easy to get knocked off center, to feel stressed and pressured all the time.

Building our resilience builds our ability to withstand this pressure, to thrive in a challenging environment.The secret to resilience is the stress-recovery cycle—challenging ourselves and then providing a period of time to recover.Jim Loehr goes into this in more detail in this youtube video,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybfPNevrF00.

There are a number of ways to build from thinking positively to breaking projects into small chunks, to getting in touch with your deepest values.Many more hints and resources are listed in our white paper, “Resilience:The Key to Peak Performance.I invite you to take a look and let me know what you think.

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