Hunt The Good Stuff

Submitted By kristorican
Words: 887
Pages: 4

Hunt the Good


Mission and Vision

Mission: Implements the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness
Program, identifies and trains Master Resiliency
Trainers (MRTs) and commences annual resiliency sustainment training in order to enhance overall performance, improve unit level readiness, and sustain a balanced, healthy, campaign capable, expeditionary army
End state: Will improve unit readiness and performance by implementing the Resiliency Training program. The end state will see a more balanced, healthy and capable Brigade
Combat Team


Task, Conditions, Standards

Task: Notice positive experiences in order to enhance their gratitude and positivity.
Conditions: Within a classroom environment and
30 minute timeframe.
Standards: Workforce is provided a “tool” to counter the negativity bias, create positive emotion, and notice and analyze what is good.


Key Principles

Counteracts the negativity bias: You can counteract the negativity bias–the tendency to pay more attention to bad events than positive events–by recording three good things on a regular basis.
Optimism: Hunt the Good Stuff builds all of the MRT competencies; Optimism is a primary target.


Bottom Line Up Front
Hunt the Good Stuff helps to build Optimism.
Hunt the Good Stuff builds positive emotion, such as gratitude and counteract the negativity bias.


What does it Do?

Leads to:
–Better health, better sleep, feeling calm
–Lower depression and greater life satisfaction
–More optimal performance
–Better relationships


Record three good things each day. Next to each positive event that you list, write a reflection (at least one sentence) about:
–Why this good thing happened
–What this good thing means to you
–What you can do tomorrow to enable more of this good thing
–What ways you or others contribute to this good thing
Date: 9 Feb 2010
Good Thing 1: I got a letter from home and my daughter drew a picture of us together.
Reflection: I’ve got a great family and they show me that they miss me when I’m away. Good Thing 2: My boss took time from his day to tell me I was doing a good job.
Reflection: He cares about all of us and wants us to know that we’re doing good work.


Reflection Topics
How did recording your good things affect your emotions, how engaged you felt, and your sense of meaning?
How did recording your good things affect how you interacted with others? How you treated yourself?
What patterns did you notice in what you counted as a good thing (e.g., they were all family related, or had to do with nature, or were things that you had no hand in creating)? What does this mean to you?
How do you understand any patterns you saw in your good things (e.g., “I tend not to give myself credit for successes and noticed that none of my good things related to things I had done or helped to create.”)?
How important was it for you to elaborate on the good things by writing about what they mean to you, why they occurred, what you learned, etc.? What did you learn by writing about the good things?


Reflection Topics Cont’d

How much did you share or discuss the good things you wrote about with others?
What did you notice about what you share, with whom you share, and how it feels for you to share your good things with others?
In what ways did your