Weathering the Storms

I am settled in southern California and El Nino is bringing rain, wind and high surf to the coastline. There has been flash flooding and lots of property damage. Even in the hyperbole that is Cali, there is danger and tragedy. Many will be rebuilding their lives when the storms cease.

How do we find the resilience, the motivation, the hutzpah to get up one more time than we are knocked down?

“Many times we are our worst enemy. If we could learn to conquer ourselves, then we will have a much easier time overcoming the obstacles that are in front of us.”  ― Stephan Labossiere

Barrie Davenport on Love Bold & Bloom offers 20 Ways to Overcome Life Challenges.

I have a natural affinity to;

2 Build a Team

3. Focus on the Positive

10. Seek out new Summits

Interestingly, I discussed;

1. Seek out adversity with a client yesterday. She admitted that some minor masochistic tendencies can motivate her to stay the course. No pain, no gain. I have overcome circumstances simply because they were in front of me but don’t think I have sought them out.

Being resilient doesn’t require Superman. In fact Superwoman doesn’t need to consider not moving forward because there is no chance of not succeeding. Us mere mortals need to do more of #2 – Build a Team.

According to the Mayo Clinic research, resilience is the ability to roll with the punches. When stress, adversity or trauma strikes, you still experience anger, grief and pain, but you’re able to keep functioning — both physically and psychologically. However, resilience isn’t about toughing it out, being stoic or going it alone. In fact, being able to reach out to others for support is a key component of being resilient.

I suck at seeking assistance –  age, gender, disposition, childhood scripts all get in the way. My goal for January is to seek help when needed rather than putting my head down and charging into the gale.

How do you weather your storms?







Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s