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Thursday, January 23, 2014
On My Watch: Post #9--Resurfacing
Resurfacing--The Strategy of Surprise:
We’ve all seen kids fall and look to their parents for cues about how to react—to cry or shake it off. Johnson asked her kids (and ultimately herself after her GSA tumble), “Are you hurt or are you surprised?” In her book, she advocates for “becoming the change,” using the crucible of difficulty to steel oneself for the future. Self-discovery and kindness following a humbling experience teach us a lot more than what suck-ups say when we’re on top of our game.