In part one of this three-part article, we discussed stress and its challenges. If you have not yet read part one, please hop over there now before proceeding here with part two.
- Take small steps to stretch your boundaries and exit your comfort zone. By extending your limits, you’ll find smarter ways to achieve your task. Draw on your deadlines and expectations to enhance your performance.
- Confront your problems with optimism. Receive “problems” and “stressful situations” as a “challenge” that you WILL overcome, instead of being defensive or falling back into canned routines. This approach will help you take life and its adversities with a give-it-your-best-shot attitude.
- Welcome new situations as opportunities to expand your knowledge and abilities. Perceive negative as well as positive events as the potential for growth and advancement.
- Try to change your mindset. The difference between positive outcome and dismal failure is sometimes only a slight shift in your perception. The way you perceive things determines your reaction. Accordingly, your response determines the outcome.
- Let mistakes be your source of learning, losses your prelude to winning, and problems your opportunity to grow. Thomas Edison once said,“The reason many people do not recognize opportunity is because it goes around wearing overalls.” So strive to be a producer of value, not of success.
- Brace yourself with confidence, persistence, and resilience. The way you feel about yourself has a great impact on your potential. You’ll be unstoppable until the “Happy End.”
When you command the challenging attitude
- You’ll accept change as a consistent, active, and standard attribute of life.
- Changes will become a challenge to spur you toward your objectives rather than an undesirable threat.
- You’ll triumph over your fears and create new opportunities.
- Your no-excuse approach and newly acquired problem-solving skills will help you discover strengths and capabilities you never thought you had.
- You’ll break free from the binds of your limitations and build self-confidence and self-respect.
However, although taking up challenges can perk up your life (adding more to you and making you work harder), it can also induce you to give too much of what you don’t have, causing irreparable damage. Try not to bite off more than what you can chew.
- Keep a positive attitude, stay focused on what you want and don’t give up. Be always alert and ready to explore new pathways.
- Mistakes are inevitable. But what great things can you ever accomplish without failing first? Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” The real failure is when you don’t restart or complete your task.
- Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of ‘insanity.’ Unsatisfied with something, change it. Sometimes a new approach is all it takes to open your eyes to what’s possible.
- Creativity is often more important than knowledge. You can build an entire empire on a single idea. Take the example of Walt Disney, a real master of He got the inspiration for Mickey Mouse from a pet mouse he had on his farm. With nothing else, he succeeded in turning his idea into a Kingdom.
- Curiosity can open new doors and solve many problems. Ask and you shall receive. If you never ask the question, to begin with, you will remain truly ignorant. Albert Einstein once said,“I have no special I am only passionately curious.”
- To become an expert at something, learn first all you can about it, study others’ successes, then aim to do it better. The stronger your commitment and emotional connection to your endeavor, the greater your resolve will be to succeed.
- Don’t think of the future, it comes soon enough. The present moment is all you Eckhart Tolle in his book“The Power of Now” said, “A person’s success in truly being in the present moment can be measured by the degree of peace he feels within.” You can ground yourself in what matters most when you’re more aware of the instance.
In the third and final part of this article, we will discuss the commitment attitude and how to develop control over the stress in your life.
Until then my best to you and your health,