In order to become or remain resilient, it’s important to understand our own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Could your current thinking be contributing to your resilience or making being resilient more difficult?

Compassion is key to remaining focused and resilient even in extreme situations, so we are able to choose thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are able to keep us helping those we serve!

Resilient thinking emerges once we understand how our thoughts, feelings, and actions impact us. If we are stuck we can forgive ourselves and create a new habit of thinking to encourage positive changes to our lives.

Now that you know this, I am curious to know:

Do you engage in catastrophizing? Do you expect the worst? Do you tend to anticipate disaster? Do you notice or hear about a problem and immediately start to think about the “what ifs? “What if tragedy strikes?” “What if it happens to me (or my family, etc.)?”

This type of negative thinking comes from your inner critic or Quacking Duck. One way of looking at your “Quacking Duck” is to see it as a habitual way of thinking that can be modified. To learn more about your Quacking Duck, check out this link:

Think about what you can do differently to change the behavior or thinking pattern that makes you expect catastrophe or hardship. Our emotions are directly related to the outcome of our lives.

If we expect negative things to happen, they usually will. Because of this fact, what would it look like to think positively about your life even in a small way?

How do you think this new way of thinking and behaving could help you be a CALM, compassionate, and present Leader?

Some material credited to– Dr. Laura Belsten

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