And, check out this quote from a professor of leadership development…
“Of course, stress can sometimes be a positive force, focusing a person’s attention, boosting determination, and energizing action. It can help us buckle down and hold fast. It encourages clear-headed prioritization and resolve. But it can also hobble us. The question is when and why it does so, and what to do about it.”—James R. Bailey is the Hochberg Professor of Leadership Development at George Washington University’s School of Business.
Well, here’s what I have to say about that. We once believed the world was flat and that inhaling smoke from cigarettes into our lungs wasn’t harmful to us.
Pressure to perform at our best does not have to become stress. I propose we stop with the harmful belief that a little stress is good…that we stop accepting that work has to be stressful.
Most people don’t know how to control their mental and emotional states.
Most people don’t know how to stop worry and it’s costing us an enormous amount of money in healthcare costs, in lost productivity and employee engagement.
Unless you’re a weak helpless human being, you have the power to control how you think and feel about anything...
Despite what your programming, or anyone else for that matter, tells you…you can’t escape that truth!
If your life is not in danger you don’t need to launch the stress response. And, all you need to stop it is the right tool to end overwhelm by controlling how you think and feel about what you now call your stressors.