Long-term Perspective vs. Short-term Result
Not all guides are good guides and our ability to recount miserable experiences with humor speaks to the importance of guiding that builds resilience. Jeannine Charney, a Chilean psychologist, compares two such experiences: the first is a beloved mentor who guided her work as a graduate student and the second of a brother who was supposed to teach her to water ski.
The first illustrates a guide who had a long-term perspective and maintained a focus on her primary mission. The second illustrates a guide who rushed into a very difficult situation with little personal preparation and a desire for a short term result.
Dr. Charney practices in Santiago, Chile and is working on the completion of certification as an RDI™ Consultant.