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How an "anti-fragile" mindset can build you

March 19, 2020

When we’re surrounded by so much worry and negativity, it can be difficult to stay focused on the positive. Cara combats this nervous energy by adopting an “anti-fragile” mindset. She doesn't personally feel comforted when people say, “It’s gonna be okay,” because during hard times she wants to know that it is going to be better than okay when the tough times are over. This kind of anti-fragile mindset is a concious decision.

Anti-fragile means finding meaning in everything that you’re going through - it means finding a way to ensure that the trials you face will only make you stronger in the long run. Think of trials as challenges that you have to find your way through, not as bad things that are happening to you. There is so much in this world that we can’t control - you really only have control over yourself - and this can be frustrating and scary for some people. So much so that it can be easy to turn to judgement of others, rather than reflecting on how you’re handling the present situation at hand. Cara says instead of letting judgement be your first reaction, to try and look for beautiful things, and people doing beautiful things.

As a company, Maskcara has always been a positive aspect of people’s lives. Things always work out for the better, not because they’re supposed to, but because we all put in the work that’s necessary to change things for the better. We don’t want things to just “be okay” - we want them to be better than they were before, and Cara’s anti-fragile mindset is the reason we’re all here.

In these times of uncertainty, Cara says to remember who you are now so you can look back and see how far you’ve come. Spend time outside - not in large groups, of course - and chat with friends and family daily to stay connected. We’re all going to come out of this stronger and more resilient than before, and we can’t wait to see where the future takes us.