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How the sense of powerlessness can be learned. And taught!

You should not think, you just must do it!

2023 July 26 | by Arduino Mancini Resilience

In the cartoon strip, I have reported a conversation that everyone has experienced at least once: which I hope has provoked in you at least a motion of rebellion. Where do expressions such as “You don’t have to think, you just have to obey” come from? What is its purpose? Can one learn pessimism? And […]

… and a video that will inspire you!


2023 May 10 | by Arduino Mancini Resilience

Many people ask me how to react to a failure, that is when the slap they received was loud and left them there in confusion. Well, it is difficult to answer, because the situations can be quite different. I find it more convenient, and useful, to suggest some behaviours to avoid, those that might prevent […]

Discover why focusing on your limits, will not enhance your performance!

How many times have you been told "you won't make it"?

2023 February 07 | by Arduino Mancini Resilience

Want to know why I ask you this question? I will tell you right now. I hear repeatedly about talents, just those people who Mother Nature is supposed to have endowed with natural gifts and who succeed seemingly without any effort: the world seems more and more divided between those who are naturally born to […]

And my best wishes, of course…

Nine things NOT to do for a new year full of… resilience!

2022 December 11 | by Arduino Mancini Resilience

The outlook for the year to come talks of a tough year: the tail end of the pandemic, not yet defeated; a war in Europe and conflicts scattered all over the planet; a rise in inflation that threatens to slow down the economy’s growth momentum; and, last but not least, global warming that threatens to […]

I tell you with a short video clip

When you feel you can't cope, what can you do?

2022 October 26 | by Arduino Mancini Resilience

I have unearthed Paralympic Games trailers that will leave you speechless: let me introduce you to one of them, and then I will tell you why it may be quite useful.     Who can find inspiration in these short videos? I would say three distinct categories of people. First, people who are affected by […]

Manage your anger
A short excerpt from Seneca may help you shape one

Have you got a strategy to cope with anger?

2022 March 17 | by Arduino Mancini Resilience

Have you ever had, at least once in your life, the feeling of falling into anger and losing control? Here is a beautiful excerpt from Lucius Annaeus Seneca’s book On Anger, on Leisure, on Clemency, which describes the effects that anger generates in people. Let’s read it together. You provide the most reliable proof of […]

Here's what is hidden behind "certain" physiological stimuli...

Better to fight or flight?

2022 February 16 | by Arduino Mancini Resilience

Have you ever wondered why, when you must face a task you don’t feel comfortable with or you find stressful, you may have to deal with sudden “physiological stimuli” that are difficult to control? Yes, a bit like what happens to Mario in the cartoon. The story comes from far away, when we lived in […]

Good question, isn't it?

Would you be happier if you were richer?

2022 January 26 | by Arduino Mancini Resilience - Salary raise

Before making some thoughts on the topic, I want to present you with the results of two studies that are particularly significant. The first one. In 1978, social psychologist Philip Brickman conducted a study aimed at understanding whether people who had won large amounts of money in the lottery actually felt happier than in the […]

Can you answer this question?

What does it mean to succeed in life?

2021 December 01 | by Arduino Mancini Resilience

Tough question, isn’t it? Let’s take a look at some of the most common conditions for a person we usually consider successful: He/she has made a lot of money and can afford a life full of comforts; He/she occupies a position of power and can influence the lives of many; He/she has achieved great mediatic […]

An essential exercise for your life…

Can you sell yourself? Answer three questions!

2021 September 08 | by Arduino Mancini Resilience - Training and development

Selling is a complicated business, selling yourself may appear prohibitive. Gaining a job, getting a professional assignment, being perceived as different from other people competing for the same result can be vital: even in private life! So how can we check whether we are prepared to reach the goal we want to achieve? I am […]