Paradoxes are the only truths. –George Bernard Shaw How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress. –Niels Bohr Twice this week, friends have mentioned the Stockdale Paradox. If you’re not familiar with the story, it was
Skill #3: Calm It Down Telling someone to “calm down!” actually never works—even when you say it to yourself. In fact, it makes a bigger mess. This marvelous skill, Calm It Down, is an invitation to take charge of what happens in your body when you need to manage a fear.