We all have role models who have made impressions on our lives. Friends that make us stand up for what we believe in, musicians that make us follow our passion or a sibling that you aspire to follow in the footsteps of. Positive role models can show us that the impossible is possible, strengthen our […]
The magic button
Every now and again we all can find ourselves in situations where we feel in doubt or unsure about daring to go through with something.
In those times, it would be great to be able to just have a button we could press to conjure our courage.
Imagine that you have got an invisible button in the palm of your hand. If you push it in situations where you want to summon your courage, you’ll see that you become more courageous. It could for example be used if you want to speak up to people who are about others behind their back, before an important test or to remove yourself from a difficult situation.
Inherited robustness Good social functioning Good family functioning Good school experience Good friends Safe and including local community Safe and positive society/media If these were characteristic of all youths, environments and society, there would not have been a need for MOT. Many youths do not have these characteristics. Therefore, MOT is important to create protective […]
When you are stuck with a task, look for possibilities and alternatives instead of limitations. In the beginning, it is easy to get stuck with thinking “this suggestion is unrealistic”, “the others will shut it down” or “we’ve tried that before”. All that mindset is good for is killing potential ideas. Instead, think in the […]