resilience

Warren Macdonald's Blog

June 4, 2017

Building resilience is not comfortable

More often I’m being asked to teach people to become more resilient, and as I’ve said before, resilience is not something that can be learned. Resilience, unfortunately, is something only gained through experience. Through practice. […]
September 21, 2016

Blind to Disability

I’m sure you heard the news last week about four Paralympian’s running a time fast enough to have gotten gold if they had been competing two weeks earlier at the Olympics. And perhaps you presumed, […]
July 8, 2016

Reframing for Resilience

So the *$#& has just hit the fan and you need to be more resilient. As I’ve said before, it’s too late. Resilience is like a bank account. You only have what you have. That’s […]
November 2, 2015

By the time you need to draw on your resilience; it’s too late…

I live in Alberta, Canada. You may not know this, but  Alberta is Canada’s oil province; kind of like Texas is for the US. When oil prices first started tanking, I asked friends in the industry […]
August 16, 2015

You don’t need to be more resilient. Unless you want to stay in business.

Resilience is a funny thing. We only need it when things go wrong. The rest of the time it’s something for others to worry about. The poor farmer in Africa; he must be so resilient. […]
February 12, 2015

Whiplash

I don’t often recommend movies. Actually, this might be the first time. But this is one you don’t want to let slip you by. Whiplash is a great example of what it looks like to […]
September 30, 2014

Keep Going.

Yesterday, while cycling up my favourite section of my favourite ride, it finally dawned on me why I enjoyed this section of the ride so much. I loved this part because I had cracked the […]
March 28, 2014

Do what you can. With what you’ve got.

Inspired by my friend Will Gadd’s story of how he, one of the worlds most prolific athletes when it comes to all things extreme, found himself settled back on the couch feeling sorry for himself […]
February 3, 2014

Can we learn to become more resilient?

We can easily understand the concept of resilience, but to truly become resilient, it must be practiced…. It happened again last week. Following my keynote presentation in northern Idaho for a healthcare group, a gentleman […]
June 28, 2013

Creating through Crisis: Finding Opportunity in Adversity

If you fly as much as I do I’m sure you’ll be with me on this. From the time I leave for the airport, I just want to get the show on the road. Once […]