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Friday, January 27, 2017

from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting at 6:30pm: Resistance Vs Resistance

Essays by Alicia and me

Dear Friends,

First of all, Alfonso sends greetings to everyone.
I also have to apologise to Lola for not including her essay on Joy last
week; you can now read it on the blog.
This Sunday's topic is Resistance Vs Resistance. As Alicia points in her
essay, in both English and Spanish, these two concepts are very topical
in business and work life. She outlines her ideas especially in the
context of the work environment.
In my essay I take a different perspective. Although I also discuss
these two concepts in the context of survival in society I see these
skills as inadequate; I see them as a defensive strategy, but to
progress we need skills that help us set up offensive strategies.

---- Alicia
"RESISTANCE VS RESISTANCE." (Alicia del Hierro)
Resilience: Ability to overcome pressure and also recover our initial
state thus leaving strengthened.
Ability to overcome moments of crisis and the ability to create
proactive and productive methodologies.
Emotionally resistant people have a specific set of attitudes about
themselves and their role in the world that motivates them and allows
them to cope with stress more efficiently and effectively than their
non-resistant peers.
The chalk represents Resistance and plasticine Resilence
The chalk is broken if we do not make a correct use of it and instead
the plasticine is ductile.
Resilience and effective teamwork have a true model for their
development, are composed of methods and the 5 Cs: cooperation, trust,
communication, commitment and complementarities. Democratic leadership,
effective positivism, a definition of global and individual goals,
mutual support and understanding of change processes are key to success.
We must understand our shortcomings, accept areas to improve and
overcome obstacles.
Skills and attitudes go hand in hand with the objective of developing a
resolute and effective project.
With the economic crisis: the lack of values, the custom of economic
rotation, excess resources, duplication of efforts and processes or lack
of emotional structure and training has taken its toll.
Resilience, a concept that is going to be discussed in the next few
years because it represents the ability of work groups, organizations or
people to overcome adversities and overcome them
Someone said: "The optimist always has a project, the pessimist an excuse".
Difficulty in living translates into making it difficult to manage your
personal talent. If we live with a positive attitude, where pleasant and
humorous situations prevail with a sense of humor we will create more
relaxed environments, more fluid relationships, we will be better
protected against stress and reduce the consumption of drugs.
We must deepen the cause of the negative impact, work the mutual
relationship between the team, the individual and the problem, manage
the construction of the new reality and enhance the effective exit of
the conflict.
"Luck is what happens when preparation and opportunity meet and merge."
Voltaire.
"The motive does not always exist to be reached, but to serve as a point
of view." Joseph Joubert.
Temperance, motivation, discipline, verbalize the mission, attitude to
change what does not work, action and positivity.
"Know, accept, and surmise." San Agustin.
Someone said:
DIVERSITY IS POWER, IF WE LEARN HOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT.
True resilience and effective teams learn to empower one mind, by a
thousand arms. To do this we must understand and internalize: If we win,
we must win the others too.
We have to measure whether our effort brings us closer to our goals.
Every team should congratulate themselves on their successes, enjoy
their achievements and thank the vital part contributed by each of the
participants.
For my team to be resilient, solvent and successful, leadership is
necessary. But it is not possible to create a team, but it is possible
to activate and activate all the resources available to us. Too many
people are worried about sticking wheels.
If we want to be resilient we have to work day by day to get it and
never lower our guard, but it is worth the effort. !!

---(Spanish original by Alicia)---
RESILENCIA VS RESISTENCIA.
Resilencia: Capacidad de superar la presión y además recuperar nuestro
estado inicial saliendo fortalecidos.
Aptitud necesaria para superar momentos de crisis y la habilidad de
crear metodologías proactivas y productivas.

Las personas emocionalmente resistentes tienen un conjunto específico de
actitudes respecto a sí mismos y a su papel en el mundo que los motiva y
les permite hacer frente al estrés de manera más eficiente y eficaz que
sus compañeros no resistentes.

La tiza representa la Resistencia y la plastilina la Resilencia
La tiza se termina rompiendo si no hacemos un uso correcto de ella y en
cambio la plastilina es dúctil .

La resiliencia y el trabajo en equipo eficaz tienen un verdadero modelo
para su desarrollo, se compone de métodos y de las 5 ces: cooperación,
confianza, comunicación, compromiso y complementariedad. Un liderazgo
democrático, un positivismo eficaz, una definición de los objetivos
globales e individuales, un apoyo mutuo y la comprensión de los procesos
de cambio son fundamentales para llevarlo al éxito.
Hay q comprender nuestras carencias, aceptar las áreas a mejorar y
superar los obstáculos.
Aptitudes y actitudes van unidos con el objetivo de desarrollar un
proyecto resolutivo y eficaz.
Con la crisis económica: la falta de valores, la costumbre de la
rotación económica, el exceso de recursos, la duplicidad de las
gestiones y de los procesos o la carente estructura y formación
emocional ha pasado factura.
La resilencia, concepto del q se va a hablar en los próximos años porque
representa la habilidad de los grupos de trabajo, organizaciones o las
personas para superar las adversidades y salir reforzados de ellas
Alguién dijo: "El optimista tiene siempre un proyecto, el pesimista una
excusa".
La dificultad para vivir se traduce en la dificultar de gestionar tu
talento personal. Si vivimos con una actitud positiva, donde primen las
situaciones agradables y divertidas con sentido del humor crearemos
ambientes más relajados, relaciones más fluidas, estaremos mejor
protejidos contra el estrés y reduciremos el consumo de fármacos.
Hay que profundizar en la causa del impacto negativo, trabajar la
relación mutua entre el equipo, el individuo y la problemática,
gestionar la construcción de la nueva realidad y potenciar la salida del
conflicto con eficacia.
"Suerte es lo q sucede cuando la preparación y la oportunidad se
encuentran y fusionan". Voltaire.
"El motivo no existe siempre para ser alcanzado, sino para servir de
punto de mira". Joseph Joubert.
Templanza, motivación, disciplina, verbalizar la misión, actitud para
cambiar lo q no funciona, acción y positividad.
"Conócete, acéptate, supérate". San Agustín.
Alguién dijo:
LA DIVERSIDAD ES PODER SI APRENDEMOS A SACARLE PARTIDO.
La verdadera resiliencia y los equipos eficaces aprenden a potenciar una
misma mente, pero mil brazos. Para ello hay que comprender e
interiorizar: Si nosotros ganamos también deben ganar los demás.
Tenemos q medir si nuestro esfuerzo nos acerca a nuestros objetivos.
Todo equipo debe congratularse de sus triunfos, gozar con sus logros y
agradecer la parte vital aportada por cada uno de los participantes.
Para q mi equipo sea resilente, solvente y llegue al éxito es necesario
un liderazgo. Pero no es posible crear un equipo sino se posibilitan y
accionan todos los recursos de los que disponemos. Hay demasiadas
personas preocupadas en poner palos a las ruedas.
Si queremos ser resilientes hay que trabajar día a día para conseguirlo
y nunca bajar la guardia, pero merece la pena el esfuerzo.!!
Alicia

-----by Lawrence
Resilience vs resistance

Resilience: the ability to recover from some adversity and overcome any
negative effects. And resistance is the ability not to be affected by
something that could be an adversity. We might even care to say,
fortitude or fight.
These are qualities that would help a living system to survive. The
ability to recover from an adversity is quite an achievement in the
sense that it's quite an ability to be able to recover just before one
succumbs to the effects of adversity. Survival is the name of the game
and an ability to survive in the nick of time, is still survival.
Although the outcome is a success, the fact that one has come so close
to the end because of an adversity, might also reflect an important
weakness of the person as much as a fortitude to recover.
Resistance, however, is an even more worthy ability since one has the
ability to prevent harm or adversity from happening. But this does not
mean that resistance comes free. Resistance requires presence of mind
and strength either from the foresight of being prepared or from
experience. And although being able to fight off adversity shows a
strong character, it is still a close call for one's survival. After all
even Achilles had a weak spot and weakness can be, by definition,
exploited by the enemy. Resistance is not risk free, but not as damaging
as resilience.
Our ability to survive, either in the sense of physical survival or even
metaphorical survival in life, is a skill we need but again it does not
come cheap. It is true that we are born with some survival skills but
usually these skills imply biological survival. Our ability to survive
in society requires more advanced and fine tuned skills which are,
today, more associated with intellectual and psychological robustness.
More than ever we need to hone in our learning skills and language
skills to survive in the complex artificial societies we live in today.
Even a bar of chocolate today comes with all sorts of messages and
information about contents and storage. One slip when reading the
contents of a food product and this could mean life or death for some
unfortunate people.
Indeed, today I was at a press conference for a play production and the
interview was spontaneously conducted in both Spanish and English even
though there was an interpreter interpreting the proceedings. However,
the majority of the journalists were all young people and the panel,
apart from the non Spanish playwright, were also young. People were
using English as a tool to exchange information and language was not a
hindrance to do their job. The situation was a bit different when I
arrived in Spain.
This adaptation of skills to meet today's requires means that many
people have moved (evolved) from resilience and resistance to certain
intellectual challenges, i.e. coping with a bad situation, to basically
becoming immune to these challenges. Having learnt new language skills
means that my younger peers are not threatened by foreign language
skills but these serve them as a survival tool.
In effect what this means is that the best defence against adverse
events is to be immune to them rather than to survive them or fight them
off. Immunity as a concept in the context of our discussion, i.e. not in
the biological sense, means that we have the psychological and mental
skills not to be affected adverse events.
The advantage of being immune to certain events means that in our life
we can apply an offensive strategy to get what we need rather than set
up a defensive strategy. Journalists who have adequate foreign language
skills can conduct interviews with international personalities directly
with them thus obtaining direct information, not only in meaning but
also the innuendos or nuances. Sometimes interpreters have to forego
nuances because they don't have the time to interpret both form and
substance.
In effect although life might be about survival, just surviving might
not be enough. But moving from a defensive strategy to an offensive will
certainly require changes in our mind set.

Best Lawrence


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