The Art and Science of Resilience and Survival: 12 Rules Of Life
Image from Surviving Survival by Laurence Gonzales
1. Want it, Need it, Have it.
Devote yourself to a passion such as art, your education or a cause.
2. Be Here Now.
Be mindful and experience the moment.
3. Be Patient.
"Everything takes eight times as long as its supposed to."
4. Be Tough.
Learn to suffer well as a key part of achieving psychological health
5. Get The Small Picture.
"Even those in Nazi death camps found beauty and inspiration"
6. Put Things In Their Place
Traumatic memories won't just go away - you need rituals.
7. Work. Work. Work.
"Staying busy is the most effective means of adaptation after trauma."
8. See One, Do One, Teach One.
Do for others not for yourself alone.
9. Touch Someone.
Staying socially connected is one of the most important adaptations.
10. Be Grateful.
No matter how crazy your life is just being alive is cause for celebration.
11. Walk The Walk.
Act as if you are better.
12. Life is Deep; Shallow Up.
Have a sense of humour
Also check out my article on Learned Optimism How to be Resilient - Face Reality, Find Meaning, Creatively Improvise.
About Ken ThompsonKen Thompson delivers keynote conference speeches, workshop facilitation and in-house consultancy in four key business areas:
- Creating High Performing Teams in enterprises including Virtual and Mobile Teams (based on the Bioteams Book)
- Establishing effective Collaborative Business Networks enabling companies to co-operate effectively in areas such as sales and product development (based on the book - The Networked Enterprise)
- How to use the latest social media technologies including blogging and online communities to promote enterprises, brand, organisation or event
- Development of graphical on-line interactive Business Games, Dashboards and What-if Simulators for organisations to support Performance Improvement, Strategy Development and Executive Team Development.
Bioteams Books Reviews
The term cyborg is used to designate an organism which is a mixture of organic and synthetic parts so designed to enhance its abilities via technology. William Mitchell a professor at MIT Media Lab believes that through our mobile devices we are all becoming mobile cyborgs and its for the better. In his book Me++: The Cyborg Self and the Networked City which he discusses in an interview with James Harkin Mitchell describes how the new communications technologies have overlaid our city spaces with central nervous systems connecting us into the wireless ether via our mobile devices which act as umbilical cords to anchor us into the information society's digital infrastructure.