Darum geht es bei den Bausteinen von Groundedness – eine Annäherung in Zitaten
The first principle of groundedness is acceptance. Progress in anything large or small, requires recognizing, accepting, and starting where you are. Not where you want to be. Not where you think you should be. Not where others think you should be. But where you are.
Acceptance is not passive resignation. Acceptance is taking stock of a situation and seeing it clearly for what it is – whether you like it or not.
The second principle of groundedness is presence. It is about being fully here for what is in front of you. Presence is a concentrated quality of mind that lends itself to strength and stability. If you deliberately practice presence, it can drastically improve your life, both personal and professional.
Studies have found that, on average, people spend 47 percent of their waking hours thinking about something other than what is in front of them. We’ve been conditioned to believe that if we aren’t constantly scheming and strategizing, taking inventory of the past, or thinking ahead to the future, we’ll miss out on something and fall behind. But perhaps the opposite is true. If we re constantly scheming and strategizing, always looking back or thinking ahead, we’ll miss out on everything.
The third principle of groundedness is patience. Patience neutralizes our inclination to hurry, rush, and overemphasize acute situations in favor of playing the long game. In doing so, it lends itself to stability, strength, and lasting progress.
Generally speaking, good things take time to come to fruition. Patience is an advantage in athletics, business, creativity, science and relationships.
The fourth principle of groundedness is vulnerability. It is about being honest with yourself and others, even and especially when that means confronting perceived weaknesses and fears.
By knowing that you don’t know everything, that you don’t always have it together, you become more not less robust and grounded. You become stronger and more confident.
Build Deep Community
The fifth principle of groundedness is deep community. Heroic individualism’s incessant drive to be «productive,» «optimized,» and «efficient» often crowds out time and energy otherwise spent forging close bonds, both to other people and to traditions, crafts, and lineages that provide a sense of belonging. The irony is that these close bonds not only make us feel better and make the world a better place, but they help us perform better, too.
Move your Body to Ground your Mind
The sixth principle of groundedness is movement. Movement promotes generalized well-being, strength, and stability not just in body but also in mind.
Make movement a part of your job – whatever your job (and fitness level) may be:
Research shows that regular physical activity increases creative thinking and problem solving, improves mood and emotional control, enhances focus and energy, and promotes quality sleep. There is no line of work that doesn’t benefit from these attributes.