"Do you want to be a chunk of coal or do you want to be a diamond?"
This is the first question I ask to start my streaming policy called "A Diamond is nothing more than a coal of coal that treated stress very well."
We seem to have interesting misconceptions about stress in our lives. The most common thing is stress is something that must be avoided for all costs and true happiness comes from being totally stress free.
It's just not true in the real world. If you do not believe me, check the results of a study focused on the impact of stress on performance. The study was taught teaching watching trains crossing and writing down five-digit numbers on the side of the train. At first, the train was slow and then continued to speed until the numbers were just blurred. Investigators consider the number of errors in copying down the numbers on the train. Here are the results – when the train was very fast, there were many errors, as expected. Interestingly, there were as many mistakes when the train was going slowly. The best points were when the trains were moving at moderate speed.
One of the lessons for us in this study is that a certain amount of stress that is controlled properly does not harm us, it is necessary to get the best results.
Back to the question I started with these columns: "Do you want to be a chunk of coal or diamond?" There are questions, attitudes and actions that depend on being chunks of coal and there are questions, attitudes, and actions that follow by being a diamond. Check out each of these categories.
Questions about Coal and Belief
Why does this always happen to me? A good victim of a question that takes away all your power to do something about the situation.
This should not happen, it's not fair! Another victim of faith. Same result – no power or strength changes.
If it's stressful I should not do it. Then you can not do much, because stress is an indication that you are still alive.
Giving up. The worst thing we can do to cope with stress. An old testimony helps us understand why we do this – "Once you've returned to the alligators, it's hard to remember, originally, your intention was to drain a swamp!"
Take it out to others. Stress seems to roll down the hill of the people around us.
Becoming "stressed". Be focused on freezing our creativity and humor, and understand us.
Diamond Questions and Beliefs
How can I do this work for me? Another old quotation applies here – "When life suits you lemons, the only attractive option is to make a lemon." While my sound is too good and easy, think about it for a while. Simply ask the question, "How can I do this work for me?" opens our minds about the possibilities and creative choices that are available to us.
I can see it. When it comes to treating stress like a diamond, this "phrase of a master". An even better phrase is "how many ways can I see and enjoy it."
To live the life of prosperity and purpose. Stress management allows you to live well.
Faced with stress. Seeing stress as a challenge allows us to be preventive and creative in designing a "diamond life".
Do stress work for you. One way to work with stress is to take action. Taking action enables you to sharpen your talents and become a diamond. Now, just to be clear – I say stress is always good for you? Of course not. There are certain types of stress and certain times in our lives when the healthiest thing to do is remove us from the stressfulness.
Do I say there are ways to deal with stress in our lives that can make it possible for us to prosper instead of surviving? You bet I am!
Simple charcoal or diamond. Who will it be for you?