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How we cope with change depends on our psychological hardiness (similar to resilience) is a personality style proposed by psychologists Suzanne Kobasa and Salvatore Maddi and comprises three attitudes – the three Cs: commitment, control, and challenge. Individuals ‘high in hardiness’ … Continue reading Has your resolve has already weakened and have resolutions already been abandoned, or  are about to be? Well, take the opportunity of the new lunar year (Chinese New Year) to renew your vows. The first day of January is always brimming with … Continue reading One of the things I do as a personal development coach is to help people allign their values and goals. The same applies to casting a vote in an election. It’s an important decision and really needs to reflect your values and what you stand for. Sometimes when the issues are complex it’s difficult to [...] Where as ‘bad news comes in threes’, or so it’s said, there doesn’t seem to be any comparable unit of measurement for good news. This perceptual bias of vigilance for the bad stuff at the expense of the good stuff means that our perception of the world may become distorted. The daily hassles and uplifts [...] Judging from the flurry of activity on my blog posts about New Year’s resolutions, I’m guessing ‘nerves are becoming frayed’ and ‘will power’s on the wane’. However it’s no time to give up. . . it’s time to take stock, recoup and move forward. Stumbling on your new year’s resolutions is not about ‘failure’, it’s [...] Sometimes we fail in following our personal sense of mission because we believe we lack some critical key to success. The easy way is to write down what questions you need answered So often we focus on goals that reflect a change we’d like to achieve: lose weight, stop smoking, change jobs, plan a vacation. How often is the same degree of planning applied to the very 'big picture' concepts, the kind that don't often come up in...