135: Dr. Greg Eells | How to thrive in ANY circumstance

You excel in ANY situation. Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Cornell University Dr. Greg Eells explains how. In this interview describes how Viktor Frankl created meaning out of senseless and horrific circumstances. Frankl was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp and not only maintained his wits but retained the wherewithal to help the other prisoners. This shows the vital role that an imperturbable set of values can have in directing a productive life. Eels discusses some easy to follow guidelines to build this same sense of resilience. They may not be as easy to execute and incorporate into a routine, but that’s on you.

Lessons:

  1. To be resilient remember SAVES: Social connections, Attitude, Values, Emotional Acceptance and Silliness.

  2. We are not punished for our attitudes we are punished by them.
  3. You can make meaning out of even the most trying circumstances and in so doing persist. 


CREDITS

  • Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
  • Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye, Dr. Delle & David Deluca
  • Synopsis – Matt Baatz

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