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Do not Fear

In the course of our life, we do not exactly know what lies ahead. ๐™๐™ค๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ, people all over the world are fearful of the challenges ahead. What we do know, is that it will be filled with worry, anxiety, hazards, uncertainty, peril, difficulties and risks. The world is in commotion – pandemics, economic strife, floods, earthquakes, wildfires, panic buying – and that’s only this year.

I am however and always will be an optimist. Our capacities are likely to be tested and stretched. On occasions our hopes may even fade. But this dizzying moment of alarm and discouragement ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก pass. We will recover, triumph and bounce back from these setbacks and adversities.

In one for the many workshops I have facilitated over the last few years, I recall Darwinโ€™s “On the Origin of Species” in it he states, “it is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to ๐™–๐™™๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฉ and ๐™–๐™™๐™Ÿ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ to the changing environment in which it finds itself”.

Top Tips for building resilience:

– Remind yourself of your personal purpose in life

– Generate positive thoughts

– Connect with others – daily

– Take action, be proactive

– Focus on what you can do

– Look after yourself