11 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Our brains are hardwired to make much of modern life difficult. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with uncertainty. On the bright side, if you know the right tricks, you can override your brain's irrational tendencies and handle uncertainty effectively.
In a crisis, what is it that enables some people to push through and come out the other end seemingly unscathed, while others crumble in the face of extraordinary challenges? For the prominent neurologist and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, it was the search for meaning in the experience of the Holocaust that gave him the will to survive.
In the last decades, organizations are increasingly becoming more global, complex, and demanding of workers’ time. In the always-on, always-connected work environment, boundaries are overlapping and combining.
If you can’t adapt, can’t see situations in versatile ways, can’t find meaning in the most dreary circumstances, you might not survive.
Sam, a corporate lawyer with a stressful job, recently admitted, "I really wanted to be a lawyer growing up, but I didn't realize how much time I would be spending away from my family and friends." Because he spent so many years in school and so much time honing his legal skills at a top-notch firm, Sam felt "stuck" with his job.