Monday, 7 June 2010

Three invaluable assets in times of adversity (Part 4 of 5)

These skills can only be developed in progressive steps. You cannot improvise psychological resilience more than you can cook perfect crème glacé if you have never set foot in the kitchen.

You cannot magically learn to view problems in perspective more than you can drive a car if you've never sat before behind the wheel. When you are facing a major threat, you will only be able to react quickly if you are already used to taking initiative.

Enhancing your self-reliance, thoughtfulness, and decisiveness is a long-term process. Those immaterial assets are worth more than physical wealth. If you possess them, prosperity will be within reach; if you don't, chances are that you will waste whatever wealth you may already have.

Do not be satisfied with trying just one method to attain your aim. Reading good material may increase your self-confidence, but so will taking risks, travelling overseas, public speaking, team work, sports, joining a social club, dancing, taking cooking classes, and many other activities.


To be continued in Part 5

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by snowpeak under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]

Three invaluable assets in times of adversity
(Part 4 of 5)

These skills can only be developed in progressive steps. You cannot improvise psychological resilience more than you can cook perfect crème glacé if you have never set foot in the kitchen.

You cannot magically learn to view problems in perspective more than you can drive a car if you've never sat before behind the wheel. When you are facing a major threat, you will only be able to react quickly if you are already used to taking initiative.

Enhancing your self-reliance, thoughtfulness, and decisiveness is a long-term process. Those immaterial assets are worth more than physical wealth. If you possess them, prosperity will be within reach; if you don't, chances are that you will waste whatever wealth you may already have.

Do not be satisfied with trying just one method to attain your aim. Reading good material may increase your self-confidence, but so will taking risks, travelling overseas, public speaking, team work, sports, joining a social club, dancing, taking cooking classes, and many other activities.


To be continued in Part 5

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by snowpeak under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]