Get ready to draw upon your curiosity and open-mindedness to see additional points of view.
“AND” reminds us that we do not have all the answers. It stresses the point that when we enter a situation with a certain amount of humility, we open ourselves to more creativity, better problem-solving and more accurate, objective analysis of issues.
What is resilience? Is it just a fancy way to characterize a hopeful, upbeat personality or a positive spirit of never giving up? In Positively Resilient, Doug Hensch aims to take a different look at what turns out to be a much richer and deeper concept than just bouncing back from adversity.
Martin Seligman, considered the father of positive psychology, has likened resilience to clearing the weeds from a rose garden, which can only reach its potential if the weeds are kept in check. Human beings face “weeds” of their own: Layoffs, health issues, stock market crashes, threats of terrorism, and natural disasters are all too common. Americans are busier, more stressed, and more anxious and depressed than they were during the Great Depression.