Your Only Real Competition

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Apr
11

If you have big goals, you’re going to get stressed…

You’re going to get overwhelmed, frustrated and have “up and down” days.
It’s part of the journey. But, here’s what most people forget…
… stress can be a negative or a positive. It all depends on how you use it.

It can be a motivator or an excuse.
And it’s this choice that determines your future because your only real competition is with yourself.
Everyday you’re competing with your emotional reaction to any given situation.

You either let frustration, overwhelm and stress hold you back…  or… you turn it into fuel to drive your forward faster.

 

 

Here’s a 3-step process for overcoming and controlling stress

#1. Get Grateful

It’s impossible to feel negative emotions while feeling gratitude.

So, the first step is to stop and think about everything you’re grateful for in life. Write it down or say it aloud. Focus on what’s good… not what’s bad.

 

#2. Get Perspective

Our brains are hardwired to exaggerate situations and make them seem worse.

It’s a survival mechanism from primitive days. However, in reality, the situation is rarely as bad as our minds make it out to be.

So step #2 is to get an accurate perspective on the source of your stress. You can do this by remembering a few key facts…

It’s not a life or death situation.
Your problem is not unique and thousands have experienced it before.
There’s millions of people who’d give anything to have your problems instead of theirs.
Please NEVER forget that somebody else somewhere is praying for the things you take for granted.

 

#3. Get Into Action

The final step is to stop thinking and get into forward motion.

Don’t overcomplicate this… all you’re looking to do is break the inertia and start moving forward. It could be as simple as writing out your to-do list or exercising. Prove to yourself that you’re in control by taking action even when mind is trying to stop you