Thursday, February 11th, 2021 13:49:42

Small Positive Steps Build Hope

When faced with a crisis, our physiological response is to fight or flee. This is the automatic response because for millions of years, it gave us a better chance of living until tomorrow. If faced with a mortal enemy, that is the best response. But rarely are we faced with a mortal enemy that requires instantaneous action, even if we think it does. Instead, we are often faced with challenges that require strategic thinking: the ability to breathe, assess and take positive action — however small. This gap between our automatic human nature and our ability to control our responses is the spark that drives the personal development field.