It’s all about Attitude to Win the Gold

It’s all about Attitude to Win the Gold
It's all about attitude to win the Olympic Gold

Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson. Photo by EJ Hersom

It’s a familiar mantra in sports as we listen to stories hardship, hard work, injury and ultimately triumph against all odds.  In a recent global survey, ¼ of all employees view their jobs as their #1 stressor. Stress, especially prolonged stress, can lead to burnout, depression, anxiety, fatigue, and reduced self-esteem, confidence and productivity.

Ironically, the individuals and teams that repeatedly fail, learn and thrive changed their destiny by building resilience as a skill set. 50 years of research concludes we can consciously alleviate the negative effects and proactively ward off stress through the mindful and conscious cultivation of positive attitudes, behaviors and social support systems. Rich Fernandez discusses 5 ways to build your personal resilience at work.