Monday, March 10, 2008

The Source of Pressure

That upcoming meeting that is clawing at your throat? In the majority of cases it can be rescheduled without severe repercussions.

The pile of material that you have to read? You don't. Most of it is worthless. Focus on the essentials.

The rules that seem to be foiling your project? They're probably more rigid in your mind than in reality. Get some expert opinions and find a new way.

The person who is bullying you? Don't feed that intimidating behavior with your fear. Instead, identify the offender's fear. There is a vulnerability behind the bluster.

The stress that is crushing you? It is heightened by excessive caring. Seek a balance between caring and not caring.

The pressure comes from within.

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