The magnificence of failure aka Redefining success
Have you tried but failed?
Have you tried but failed?
“We will either heal as a team or we will die as individuals”
The video inspires us to ask the question whether we can win alone. It seems to be about time to realize the importance and strength of community. This is a perfect moment in time to give up our differences and focus on what makes us similar. In that we can embrace each other and find strength and courage to move beyond our limitations.
People have described sisu as grit or perseverance, but Lahti clarifies that it’s more about “extraordinary perseverance.” In other words, it’s about enduring in the face of extreme, or beyond ordinary, challenges.
This sweet age-old video of a famous Hungarian Circus Artist, Mr Gábor Eötvös, reminds me that challenging life-situations could as well be filled with fun and creativity. It is not a requirement to gloom and doom! 🙂
These days Life seems to have gone completely haywire. Day after day, we are faced with another item having been taken away from us that we do not have control over. It is admittedly scary. Each day, I could get upset (it is rather easy for me to do! 🙂 at the nonsensical reactions of both Governments and citizens to the Pandemic! I feel that I have less and less freedom and choice.
At the same time it is somehow invigorating. The more challenging it is, the more it calls for creativity and resourcefulness! I feel the urge to come up with new ideas in order to replace the choices I once had.
And so, I am following the wise Jester’s lead: No, I am not not willing to disrepair! I am going to have fun with this! 🙂
And you see, I’ve got another one … and another … and anotheeeeer …!
A Leleményesség Hatalama
Ez a bájos régi Eötvös Gábor Zene-bohóc mutatvány arra döbbentett rá, hogy egy kihivásokkal teli élethelyzet lehet akár humoros és kreativitással teli is. Nem feltétlenül kell búslakodnunk.
Az Élet úgy tűnik teljesen megbolondult. Nap nap után szemben találjuk magunkat egy újabb dologgal, amitől megfoszt bennünket az élet. És mi csak tehetetlenül állunk.
Minden egyes nap akár dühönghetnék is (nem nehéz nekem!) az emberek abszúrd reakcióin. Úgy érzem mintha egyre kevesebb szabadságom és választási lehetőségem lenne! Néha ez ilyesztőnek tűnik!
Ugyanakkor, valahogy pezsditően is hat rám! A helyzet kreativitást és leleményességet kiván! 🙂 Egyre erőssebben érzem, úgy, hogy újabb és újabb alternativákkal kell előálljak, annak érdekében hogy befoltozzam az elveszitett választási lehetőségeim helyét.
Igy aztán követem az öreg bohóc útmutatását: Nem vagyok hajlnadó búsulni! Örömöt lelek a káoszban!
És igen, van mááááááááásik! 🙂
(Originally written in April 2020)
“For millennia the discipline of self-knowledge was confined to philosophy and religion. Roman philosopher Plotinus believed that happiness was achieved by knowing our true self. And perhaps most famously, the seven sages of ancient Greece inscribed the phrase “know thyself” at the entry of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, a mantra that Plato later reinforced in the teachings of Socrates. And though most people associate self-awareness with Buddhism, nearly every religious tradition recognizes its importance.”extracts from Insight by Tasha Eurich
Confucius advised that to govern others, one must first govern oneself. The Hindu Upanishads said that “enquiry into the truth of the Self is knowledge.” In the Jewish faith, self-knowledge has been called “the prerequisite for any self-improvement.” Avicenna, a tenth-century Muslim philosopher, wrote that “self-awareness is essential to the soul and [our] awareness of ourselves is our very existence.extracts from Insight by Tasha Eurich
“A self evident truth is that people who have a clear understanding of themselves enjoy more successful careers and better lives”Tasha Eurich, organisational psychologist
We’d all like to believe we’re self-aware, but in reality, the facts point to a more sobering truth. Organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich has spent the last 4 years researching what it truly means to be self-aware, and in the process, has made a surprising discovery about human perception. In this illuminating talk, Eurich dissects common misbeliefs about introspective thinking and provides a simple way we can get to know ourselves just a little bit better.