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Episode 3  |  19:17 min

Becoming adaptive in the midst of uncertainty and change

Episode 3  |  19:17 min  |  04.06.2020

Becoming adaptive in the midst of uncertainty and change

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This is a podcast episode titled, Becoming adaptive in the midst of uncertainty and change. The summary for this episode is: Irrational optimists ignore the problems which confront them. Pessimists believe their behavior doesn't matter, so they become paralyzed during crisis. A rational optimist starts with a realistic assessment of the present, but also maintains the belief that behavior matters. In this episode, Shawn talks about how optimism doesn't shield you from negative events, but it does increase your adaptivity during crisis. He also discusses how creating short term goals and cataloging positive progress can help you overcome the sense of powerless in the face of unprecedented events.
Takeaway 1 | 01:31 MIN
"A realistic assessment also includes the good..."
Takeaway 2 | 02:29 MIN
We oftentimes flee from what brings us the most growth. So what can we do right now?
Takeaway 3 | 00:47 MIN
All of our heroes are birthed in adversity
Takeaway 4 | 01:47 MIN
Positive habits can shift you away from pessimism
Irrational optimists ignore the problems which confront them. Pessimists believe their behavior doesn't matter, so they become paralyzed during crisis. A rational optimist starts with a realistic assessment of the present, but also maintains the belief that behavior matters. In this episode, Shawn talks about how optimism doesn't shield you from negative events, but it does increase your adaptivity during crisis. He also discusses how creating short term goals and cataloging positive progress can help you overcome the sense of powerless in the face of unprecedented events.

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