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Failure helps systems get stronger

We can make human-made systems more anti-fragile by designing ways that stress will make the system better able to handle stress.

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MORE IDEAS FROM Anti-Fragility as We Train Ourselves to Improve : zen habits

  • Expect failures.
  • Create systems that are able to get stronger with stresses & failure.
  • Removing fragility from systems.
  • Take small risks often.
  • Embrace uncertainty, risk and discomfort.
  • Keep the "always learn & get better from failure" attitude.

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The fragile, non-resilient approach to change

The problem when we try to change make changes in our lives:

  • We set out to do something regularly (for example, exercise, meditate or write something)
  • We fail at it
  • We might beat ourselves up, get discouraged, and give up.

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The idea of anti-fragility

It comes from Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s book Black Swan. The main idea is that many human-made systems are fragile. Something comes to stress the system, and it falls apart. Some systems are robust or resilient, which is much better than fragile.

Even better is the idea of being anti-fragile: stress makes the system stronger.

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Resilience when feeling stressed

It can be tough to feel in control...feel you can manage your emotions and come out of 'all this' in one piece when life shakes us up.

Getting started & building momentum are sometimes the toughest things to do.

And these 2 steps can give us a huge start to getting back to life...build us up to be in a position to take further steps of shifting our thinking patterns and practicing resilience:

  1. We can handle only that much stress at a time. So, identify & remove things that are adding unnecessary stress.
  2. Do things little things that help us feel recharged and settled.

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Pema Chödrön

"To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest."

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