Life doesn’t always go the way we want, and we’re left wondering why. You might wonder why bad things happen to good people, but you should be wondering what good people do when bad things happen. Life doesn’t always seem fair, but there’s a way to overcome this mindset issue. Navigating North with Kevin today is Nick Tasler – an Organizational Psychologist, Speaker, the author of 4 books, and father. Together they discuss how to adapt to change, become a better decision maker, and the beauty of tragic optimism.
- A common trait most thought leaders share is their incredible sense of gratitude. Nick, for example, is especially thankful for all the gifts and blessings he has in his life – family, community, and career. Equally as important, he is thankful for all the times he had been through hardships – when life didn’t go as planned.
- Nick shares why we should not attach our value and purpose to our life’s circumstances. That being grateful for both the good and the bad should be our goal to understand the grand scheme of things.
- Another key both Kevin and Nick believe is vital in finding your true North is keen decision-making. But how do you make the best decision where there are multiple ways to do the right thing? This is where your moral and ethical compass comes into play. Use it to find your way towards the direction that makes the most sense to you.
- Nick shares his insight on what separates resilient people from those who aren’t. Change and adversity are inevitable. But resilience comes from shifting away from an immediate response of, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” to an actionable mindset, “What do good people do when bad things happen?”
- Our guest also unpacks the concept of ‘tragic optimism’ and why adversity is necessary to live a meaningful life. Following the teachings of Dr. Viktor Frankl, Nick talks about how people can be optimistic and pragmatic even in the face of adversity.
- Kevin and Nick talk about the importance of focusing on fixing and adapting to change rather than resist and resent it. Change is constant and we can’t stop it, but we do have the freedom to decide how to respond to that change.
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