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|Birthday:||April 10, 1974|
|Educated At:||Duke University, University Of Oxford|
|Political Parties:||Republican Party|
|Nationality:||United States Of America|
|Occupations:||Humanitarian, United States Navy SEALs, Public Speaking, Governor Of Missouri, Author|
AKA: Eric Greitens
Birthday: April 10, 1974
Educated At: Duke University, University Of Oxford
Political Parties: Republican Party
Nationality: United States Of America
Occupations: Humanitarian, United States Navy SEALs, Public Speaking, Governor Of Missouri, Author
The doctor asks: "Do you think you could exercise strenuously right now?"
She doesn't know, she just feels so bad. "Why don't we find out?" The doctor asks her to try some jumping jacks.
"Could you do this if you were dying?" he asks the patient. "Can you see yourself in an emergency room doing jumping jacks?" Hesitantly, the patient begins to laugh. Soon she's belly laughing. ”
If you take your kids to the creek to swim, you'll have a lot of fun, but you'll also be on alert. That's good. That's proper. Fear is fine. You need it. If someone came to you at the creek and offered you a pill so that you won't worry as much about your kids, you'd tell 'em to shove the pill.
Proper fear is part of the package of responsible, adult living. Today, too many doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and well-intentioned do-gooders want to reduce anxiety or eliminate fear from decision making.
They've got it backwards. Focus not on wiping out your anxiety, but on directing your anxiety to worthy ends. Focus not on reducing your fear, but on building your courage – because, as you take more and more responsibility for your life, you'll need more and more courage. ”
But we are not gods, and fortune is not ours to direct. Idealists forget this, and they are more easily ambushed by life. Realists remember this, and realism often accompanies resilience. ”
I am not telling you to go out and contract a case of clinical depression or paranoid schizophrenia. I'm just reminding you that excellence is often irrational. Greatness is often strange. Beauty is often odd. ”
WHY: "Why do you feel depressed?"
WHAT: "What makes you depressed?"
WHEN: "How long have you been depressed?"
WHO: "Have you talked to anyone about your depression?"
WHERE: "Is it only in your house? In bed? Do you feel better at work?"
The question we almost never ask, however, is the one that really matters.
HOW: "How do you do that? How do you make yourself depressed every morning?" ”