Professional Resilience

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

I mentioned yesterday that I wrote an article for our unit newsletter about professional resilience.  We had some big changes on our unit this past summer, and I went through several stages of processing those changes.  While researching, I came across this story in an article about professional resilience by Razzetti:

An old man accidentally fell into the river rapids leading to a high and dangerous waterfall. Onlookers feared for his life. Miraculously, he came out alive and unharmed downstream at the bottom of the falls. Everyone asked him how he managed to survive.

“I accommodated myself to the water, not the water to me,” the old man replied, “Without thinking, I allowed myself to be shaped by it. Plunging into the swirl, I came out with the swirl. That’s how I survived.”

I encouraged our unit to take the plunge, ride the waterfall, and see what's at the bottom.  There is so little we can control in this life, but we can control our response, and we can engage, fight for change, seek inspiration, and never give up.

Work Cited:
Razzetti, G. (2018, April 03). This Is the Reason Why People Resist Change – Personal Growth – Medium. Retrieved
November 21, 2018, from https://medium.com/personal-growth/how-to-conquer-the-fear-of-the-unknown-1a6e885c781e

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