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A week dedicated to failure?

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Photo by Luiz Hanfilaque on Unsplash.com

A private school in Melbourne has created “failure week” in its curriculum. The intention is to encourage students to embrace failure and not just focus on success. Making mistakes is an important part of learning after all, and for all.

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Are you more resilient than you know?

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Resilience is a term that is used a lot nowadays. Usually it is used to express the ability to recover from difficulties. Lots of people talk about becoming resilient and run courses in developing it. Being resilient has always been important. Perhaps there is an increased demand for it now. But, do we realise how resilient we are already?

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Are you your own best friend?

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Photo credit – Annie Spratt via unsplash.com

When your friends are in trouble are you there to listen and support them? Do you do the same thing towards yourself in challenging times? Seriously – do you treat yourself like you would a friend in need?

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A new door opens …

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Photo credit – Michael Ramey via unsplash.com

What happens when you try something new? Is it like stepping out on the skinny branches of the tree of life? Do you wobble and fall? Is there a rush of adrenalin or an anxiety attack? It’s all part of the journey, right? Well we’re about to start ours!

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Achieving balance – reality or fantasy?

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Achieving work-life balance is something oft’ talked about. Some suggest it is a misnomer in certain work environments eg high performance workplaces. Others call it different names like work-life ‘fit’. Regardless, the concept of balancing the demands of work and life can be challenging. Can you really achieve it … or is it a pipe dream?

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Thoughts on finding your way …

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Photo credit – Saul Venegas via unsplash.com

Great artists make the roads; good teachers and good companions can point them out. But there ain’t no free rides, baby. No hitchhiking. And if you want to strike out in any new direction – you go alone. With a machete in your hand and the fear of God in your heart.
~ Ursula Le Guin

Thoughts on resilience …

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The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.
~ Joshua Waitzkin

Are you getting enough rest?

 

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A few years ago I attended a conference presentation by Dr Adam Fraser, a psychologist. He talked about working with elite athletes who trained hard, and rested well so that they could perform again the next day. He used that analogy for people working in high performance workplaces, suggesting we all need rest to be able to keep on performing our jobs. Do you get enough rest?

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