Feeling Stressed? Do Something.

Think about this:In order to induce terror, you never have to actually commit the act. It is the unresolved possibility of terror that keeps one–or the world–in a state of fear and stress.

So it is with daily stress, on and off the job. Whatever is unresolved becomes a stressor. Carried to the extreme, inaction causes us to, in effect, terrorize ourselves. And others. So:Have you been putting off asking for or giving feedback at work? If you’re a manager, you have thoughts about people’s performance that you are carrying around. And they are building up. Your employees don’t know how they’re doing. And the first thing we
humans do in the absence of truthful information is fantasize about
it–negatively.Do something now. Feel the relief that follows.What is reappearing on your to-do list that’s giving you second thoughts about yourself?Do something now. Feel the relief that follows.Who has been waiting for a decision from you?Do something now. Feel the relief that follows.You and I have more control over our stress than we sometimes care
to acknowledge. Why terrorize yourself when you can get relief by
taking even one definitive action toward a tick mark on your checklist?Each step you takebrings an additional sense of relief.   ______________________________________________But there’s more!Online friend Mark Harbeke of Winning Workplaces added this resource from J. Alex Sherrer of Project Management Road Trip®. It’s a terrific paper on Combating Workplace Negativity. Let’s face it: negativity breeds stress and knowing how to counteract negativity offers value to all of us. Thanks, Mark and Alex.
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Steve has designed and delivered leadership and communication programs for some of the world's largest organizations, and has more than 30 years in training, development, and high-level executive coaching. His Roesler Group has created and delivered leadership and talent development internationally for corporations such as Pfizer, Minerals Technologies, Johnson & Johnson, NordCarb Oy Ab, and Specialty Minerals--Europe. Steve is currently involved in the latest update of his Presenting With Impact program, a cross-cultural presentations workshop that has been delivered on five continents to more than 1,000 participants representing nearly 60 nationalities.

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Feeling Stressed? Do Something.

Think about this:

In order to induce terror, you never have to actually commit the act. It is the unresolved possibility of terror that keeps one–or the world–in a state of fear and stress.

Stressed+out So it is with daily stress, on and off the job. Whatever is unresolved becomes a stressor. Carried to the extreme, inaction causes us to, in effect, terrorize ourselves. And others. So:

Have you been putting off asking for or giving feedback at work?

  • If you’re a manager, you have thoughts about people’s performance that you are carrying around. And they are building up.
  • Your employees don’t know how they’re doing. And the first thing we

    humans do in the absence of truthful information is fantasize about

    it–negatively.

  • Do something now. Feel the relief that follows.

What is reappearing on your to-do list that’s giving you second thoughts about yourself?

  • Do something now. Feel the relief that follows.

Who has been waiting for a decision from you?

  • Do something now. Feel the relief that follows.

You and I have more control over our stress than we sometimes care

to acknowledge. Why terrorize yourself when you can get relief by

taking even one definitive action toward a tick mark on your checklist?

Each step you take brings an additional sense of relief.  


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Steve has designed and delivered leadership and communication programs for some of the world's largest organizations, and has more than 30 years in training, development, and high-level executive coaching. His Roesler Group has created and delivered leadership and talent development internationally for corporations such as Pfizer, Minerals Technologies, Johnson & Johnson, NordCarb Oy Ab, and Specialty Minerals--Europe. Steve is currently involved in the latest update of his Presenting With Impact program, a cross-cultural presentations workshop that has been delivered on five continents to more than 1,000 participants representing nearly 60 nationalities.

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