Insight No. 14: Ready For Change? 18 Traits of Mentally Strong People

Insights, Psychologie, psychology, Tipps, Zen
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Awareness might be a ggod start but it is of noo value if you `re not able to identify fields of action, to make decisions, to set priorities, to develop capabilities, to motivate yourself, to inspire others  and to consequently implement  change.

Of course, change management principles – as described by the Kübler-Ross-Curve above – can be equally applied to your private life.

Why is it so incredibly tough to loss weight, to quit smoking, to improve work-life-balance, to quit a Job you hate, to leave an insane partnership and so on?

The Change Curve provides you a kind of rough road map also including a description of emotional development along the change process.

It might be helpful to define a set of actions or drivers for each stage to create Motion along the change processs.   For instance, how is it possibe to overcome “denial”, “frustrations” and “Depression”. Who could support you in doing so?

Are you utilizing the unique opportinity to experiment or are you blinkered – and if so why?

Change is Always an invitation for self-analysis and self-reflection. Leaving your comfort Zone – even if it is an unhappy life, facing the truth without any self-deception, taking responsibility for one`s own life… is a tough job and painful, no doubt. But life is no Dress rehearsal. Don´t waste it.

To keep yourself going, it might be helpful to fall back on the set of resilience Tools (see below: 18 Things Mentally Strong People Do), everybody can deploy. It is no rocket science at all but requires some discipline for sure. Thus, don`t overstrain yourself and be generuous and forgiving to yourself…to avoid self-sabotage. Everybody has got his own pace…just keep direction and move on.

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Postcard No. 25: “Grindavik – Iceland” Heavy Sea – Heading for a Save Harbor

Film, Insights, Psychologie, psychology, Reisen, Travel
Icelandic Fisher Boat in Heavy Sea
Fisher Boat “Asta B” (= the small 2 light points)
Hard working “Asta B”
Great job at Grindavik / Iceland!

Rough seas at the shores of Iceland – heading for a save harbor. Incredible these forces of nature – and the skills of the fisher boat crews!

I love storms and in particular thunderstorms. It`s actually my favorite weather. Maybe, I am simply a little drama queen sometimes. I don` t know means. Up and down, on or off…there is nothing in between.

Another reason for my fascination might be the fact that I am shipping through heavy seas for 2 years now. There are periods, in which it feels like shipping with a broken mast, canvas in tatters, defect engines, lost orientation…and non-stop fighting in order not to drown completely.

The more impressing are the fisher boats scenes. They also remind us that there might be something bigger in life….

Serenity, letting loose, focus, trust in your own skills, stamina and acceptance of the things you cannot control or change might finally bring you into a save harbor…

In Iceland there are many kinds of storms. Ice, snow, rain, sand, ash, solar, magnetic, and more. Storms are agents of change. While often destructive and unpredictable, they also demonstrate the unyielding power of nature. They reveal nature’s beauty and its hand in creating the landscapes we see today.

Poem No. 14: “See It Through” By Edgar Guest

Gedichte, poems, Uncategorized
When you’re up against a trouble, 
Meet it squarely, face to face; 
Lift your chin and set your shoulders, 
Plant your feet and take a brace. 

When it’s vain to try to dodge it, 
Do the best that you can do; 
You may fail, but you may conquer, 
See it through! 

Black may be the clouds about you 
And your future may seem grim, 
But don’t let your nerve desert you; 
Keep yourself in fighting trim. 

If the worst is bound to happen, 
Spite of all that you can do, 
Running from it will not save you, 
See it through! 

Even hope may seem but futile, 
When with troubles you’re beset, 
But remember you are facing 
Just what other men have met. 

You may fail, but fall still fighting; 
Don’t give up, whate’er you do; 
Eyes front, head high to the finish. 
See it through!