Friday, February 2, 2018

No matter how smart, motivated or self-aware you are, making lemonade from lemons is rarely easy. The next time you suffer a setback, consider how to turn it to your advantage and best progress through these six stages.

Stage 1. Default You. You’re in your comfort zone, which provides you with the energy to face the world.
Stage 2. Setback. Disruption occurs and you lose perspective.
Stage 3. Anarchy.  Chaos ensues and both self-compassion and your support system become critical to future success.
Stage 4. Lightbulb. An epiphany occurs that jump-starts your personal transformation.
Stage 5. Iterate. Experimentation marks your movement toward a new reality.
Stage 6. New You.  Your expanded worldview allows you greater comfort with change.

For more information about how to turn a setback into an advantage, check out this article or Stephanie and Ama Marston’s book, Type R: Transformative Resilience for Thriving in a Turbulent World.

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