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Resilience: How to cope when everything around you keeps changing by Liggy Webb

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Create a Vision

Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.

Aristotle

Our vision is our guiding light and we all need light especially at times when we feel we are in a long dark tunnel. In many ways it is a survival mechanism.

Various experiments have been conducted with mice which show that when they are placed in a bowl with no way out, they would stop swimming after 45 minutes and drown. However, if the mice had a light shining on them, they would continue to swim for 36 hours. The mice were motivated through the darkness by a vision of light. Certainly hope and optimism are huge factors with regards to resilience. In times of darkness we need to believe that there is something out ...

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