Studies show that bad stress causes harmful reactions in us. It literally kills us slowly. A key distinction between good
stress (Eustress) and bad stress (distress) is whether we see ourselves as capable of exerting ourselves on our situation to affect it.
When we focus on what can’t do, we create bad stress and get stuck. When we focus on what we can do, we create new options through or around our challenges. We look at what we can control. We cultivate good stress. This helps us take action to change our situation.
When you see yourself as powerless to overcome obstacles or find ways around them, you lock yourself into being stuck. A goal that’s worth achieving is likely to have obstacles between your now and your then.
A goal is something not yet achieved. If you’re not moving toward your goal, the only way you’ll achieve it is to take action to change your situation. The first step is to shift perspective. You exert your will and attitude to put yourself into motion or to change the direction you’re going.
Ask yourself what you can do? Opportunities will emerge. Seize them.
- Why Everyone Hates the Boss (blogs.hbr.org)
- 4 Steps to Knock Out Workplace Stress (inc.com)
- Stop Your Business From Ruining Your Health (inc.com)