Tigger-like attitude

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Tigger had it right! There is no better attitude than his to exemplify the word resilience. Tigger bounces around with a positive attitude constantly singing and enjoying every moment the day has to offer. One of his favorite songs to sing is a perfect example of the resiliency that Tigger displays:

The most wonderful thing about Tiggers, is Tiggers are wonderful things.
Their tops are made out of rubber, their bottoms are made out of springs.
Their bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun.
The very most wonderful thing about Tiggers is I'm the only one.
Yes, I'm the only one.

Tigger describes a lot about his attitude in this song. He is the only Tigger, yet he has found a way to be happy with himself. He has great traits that are of a benefit to himself and those around him. Tigger refers to his resilient attitude with physical descriptions, but we see from his demeanor that the physical attributes described are really an extension of his personality and attitude. He is a bouncy guy with a "top made from rubber" so he can let things that happen that are not ideal bounce off of him. His "bottom is made out of springs" so that he can rise back up from any challenge placed in front on him because he has a winning attitude. Tigger is truly the perfect example of what resiliency training tries to accomplish in each of us as coworkers.

I wish we could all be as resilient as Tigger. He has a can-do, winning attitude that is contagious to those around him. He sees any challenge as an opportunity to shine and prove himself. Tigger goes out of his way to help others and make them feel part of the team. With a Tigger in the office you can bet that things will get done and fun will be had while doing it. Tigger has some unorthodox ways of doing things, but in the end the result is the same, he gets the job done and everyone is pleased with the result.

Resiliency training is teaching us how to be a Tigger. A Tigger in the workplace means great things for everyone. With a Tigger there is never a dull moment and work and play are synonymous. Everything is fun because everything is an adventure. Every minute of every day is an opportunity to be great and be great with others. While even Tigger had a bad day, he was always able to see the good in each situation and overcome the challenges they presented. Lifting everyone around him to the same level and ensuring that each individual felt like a full partner in the success and leaning on his friends for support when he needed it.

Tech. Sgt. Tyson D. Kauer was the winner of a contest held quarterly that gives NCOs the opportunity to share their ideas on leadership. This quarter the topic was "The Role of Resiliency in the Workplace". The winner is from the 316th TRS, where he works as an Instructor in the Spanish Cryptologic Language Analysis Course. In addition to having his essay published in the Goodfellow Monitor, he also earned his office a free lunch.