A truly inspirational story, Stewart is living proof of the brain’s ability to grow and of a person to flourish. Stewart faced many testing physical environments as a British Army officer, particularly in warfighting operations, all of which challenged his mindset and allowed him to become stronger and resilient. His life changed the moment shrapnel exploded into his brain, whilst on operations in Afghanistan in 2009. Medically discharged from the Army in 2012 after 3 years of rehabilitation it was an end to his 18 years of service, a life he loved.
– Minimise negative emotions … Negative emotions are normal and cannot be eliminated. We need to identify and rid our minds of corrosive negativity to allow our minds to grow and be creative. Acknowledge, accept, advance.
– Promote positivity …Creating positive emotions and experiences can generate an upward spiral of growth and these should also be intentional activities.
– Generate new experiences …Teams that solve problems most successfully are those that use diverse experiences, skills and knowledge to debate and stretch thinking. Innovation is an iterative process: modifying, testing, adjusting, looking at improvements to existing ideas.