• The Importance of Flexibility •
In this time of COVID-19 quarantines – Cognitive Flexibility and Resilience are Survival Skills
“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw said that.
And Einstein said, “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”
Life is neither static nor unchanging, it’s fluid.
Nothing stays the same.
Elastic thinking (experts call it cognitive flexibility) allows us to shift gears and think about something in more than one way.
What is Resilience?
Resilience is the psychological quality that allows some people to be knocked down by the adversities of life and come back at least as strong as before. Rather than letting difficulties, traumatic events, or failure overcome them and drain their resolve, highly resilient people find a way to change course, emotionally heal, and continue moving toward their goals.
Some Basic Ways to Remain Flexible
1. Do something you know how to do, but do it differently (and often).
2. Pursue new challenges and experiences.
3. Meet new people.
Individuals using flexibility in their thinking consider a range of different possible consequences of their actions – rather than only considering an optimistic view; or only considering a pessimistic view.
A fixed mindset can sabotage your efforts to thrive in a changing environment.
Being flexible doesn’t always mean having to give in, or say yes.
What it means is you are looking at things from a different perspective first, and then making a choice that is best, this is flexibility.
How Elastic is Your Brain?
The ability to stretch beyond your core strengths when necessary and quickly rebound back to your core skills and discipline is a desirable trait.
Elasticity is essentially responsiveness to change in an ever-changing world.
To survive in an environment of constant stimulation and rapid change, elastic thinking is essential.
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