Resilience

The Case for Friction

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We need to start thinking about building our identity in the same way we think about building our physical fitness.

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The Shortfalls of Willpower

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Chances are you’ve heard of the Marshmallow experiment. In the 1970s, a group of researchers led by Walter Mischel at…

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Factors of Resilience

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I recently heard someone say that the inherent unpredictability and uncertainty of life can feel like “looking both ways before…

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Do Animals Choke Under Pressure?

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Pressure can be insidious to performance. It can alter the link between perception and action, making us feel like foreigners…

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Don’t Trust Your Gut Unless It’s Calibrated

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Imagine you are walking down a dimly lit street at night in a foreign city. Your shoulders tense up, unease…

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Listen to Kobe: Spend Time Alone in Your Head

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“How do you negotiate with your self. That’s the biggest thing.” — Kobe Bryant. When one of history’s greatest basketball…

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Why We See Threats Everywhere

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Go for a walk around your neighborhood during the day. Are you constantly stressed, on the lookout for potential danger…

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Don’t Let Your Strengths Become Your Downfall

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Read enough business or self-help books and they’ll inevitably tell you to identify your strengths. This is a good starting…

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Why We Need to Seek Out Discomfort

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Joseph Campbell is known for his work in mythology. He outlined the hero’s journey that influenced George Lucas in the…

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