“Minds are like parachutes… they only function when open!”
This quote comes from Thomas Dewar the Scotch whisky distiller.
Think about it, if we go through our day into meetings or training with a closed mind then our minds are as useful to us a parachute that won’t open at 3ooo feet.
Remember the phrase “you don’t know, what you don’t know”
Be open to new ideas, new suggestions, new ways to do things.
This month our focus should be on going forward into the new Financial Year with a new sense of
optimism, open-mindedness and clarity for your organisations goals and vision.
So open your mind to some new thinking and remind yourself of some useful Resilience tips below.
Respond to change with confidence & flexibility
Don’t sweat the small stuff, Perform well with the big stuff
Recover from setbacks and move on.
This morning I noticed how windy it was today and that the palm trees next door just flex with the wind, whereas the larger trees creaked and strained as they resisted the wind gusts. This got me thinking about Resilience.
If you think back to the media coverage of recent Cyclone Debbie, you will remember seeing the images of homes ripped off their foundations and tall gum trees snapped out of the ground like twigs leaving just the palm trees in the front yards.
It made me think that we can sometimes behave like the homes or gum trees. We attempt to weather the winds of change, to be inflexible to changes and to resist them with all our energy, until it is too much for us and we break.
Why put ourselves through this stress?
Think for a moment about natures palm trees and how they adapt to the changing winds. Once the winds abate they just pop right up straight again and continue to flourish.
So when you are faced with unexpected Cyclone winds, that destroy your confidence and force challenging situations on to you.
Remember these simple tips:
Be like a parachute, open your mind, then flexibly adapt to the changes around you & be like a palm tree
Stay optimistic, visualise what you want, not what you don’t want
Develop the belief and confidence in yourself that you can solve these challenges or problems
Instead of focusing on tasks that seem unachievable, ask yourself, “What’s one thing I know I can accomplish today that helps me move in the direction I want to go?”
Einstein said “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
So if your current approach to a situation no longer works, discover how to think differently.
Being Resilient gives you the ability to quickly adjust your actions and respond with confidence to the new situation.
As we kick start the new financial year, lets make the time and financial commitments to learn and develop ourselves, our colleagues and our teams. Learn and utilise some of MindStore’s effective Resilience tools and techniques.
To find out how our services could be of benefit in your organisation please contact us to arrange a conversation.
Have a Marvellous July!