God grant us the conviction that You make all things new; the courage to carry out your inspired action because You are always with us; and the wisdom to know when to be still and know You are God. Amen.
- Pray often and much! Log in to God to help you calm yourself. When you are calm you make better decisions which lead to better outcomes.
- Wash your hands with soap and water. Sanitizer is good to have on you, but regular soap is better as it doesn’t drive selection for superbugs.
- Keep calm and carry on. This too shall pass.
In this time, taking active, conscious steps to reset ourselves and find the calm centre within, while we are in a swirling vortex, is vital to prevail and be well throughout and following this challenge. The question is what steps should we take exactly?
The Big Four
The Navy Seals developed a mental toughness program that is referred to as “The Big Four”. They developed this method to help trainees conquer super-fears. This program increased their pass rate from 25% to 33%.
The Happiness Advantage
Shawn Achor, a positive psychologist from Harvard gave the TED Talk below. Watch this! Within it he outlines methods to activate what he calls “The Happiness Advantage” which also leads to better outcomes. Watch it. He’s actually hilarious.
“If you work hard, you will become successful, and once you become successful, then you’ll be happy is a broken formula.” – Shawn Achor
I challenge you to learn and implement The Big Four to handle challenging situations, and use the methods to activate The Happiness Advantage above to get yourself into as well a state of being as possible. Life, with or without pandemics, is already challenging enough. Anything we can do to help us become resilient through any crisis will help in the long run.
Take this time to be well. I will honestly miss our classes. I am sincerely grateful to be your teacher. You are awesome people and it is a privilege to have the career I do. Thank you for being a source of positivity for me each day.
As my good friend, and author once said, “I don’t know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future.”
See you all when we return.