Peak Performance Episode 41- How to Survive & Thrive after a Personal or Professional Tragedy!
In this episode of Peak Performance, we share a bit of our own story of a business tragedy and discuss why it’s vital for peak performers to be able to overcome major adversity. How we come through adversity can define as a person or business owner. Enjoy!
Below is a story someone shared with me, ironically enough it was sent to me this morning. The title indicates that it’s for women, but I would disagree, and feel it is applicable to both sexes, and applicable to being a peak performer. I don’t know who the author is, so unfortunately, I can’t provide the proper acknowledgement. Thank you Beverly Goodrich, for sending this.
Stress Management for Women! (or Men)
A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water.
Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, ‘half empty or half full?’… She fooled them all …. “How heavy is this glass of water?” she inquired with a smile. Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. To 20 oz.
She replied , “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right arm.
If I hold it for a day, you’ll have to call an ambulance. In each case it’s the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “and that’s the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won’t be able to carry on.”
“As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we’re refreshed, we can carry on with the burden – holding stress longer and better each time practiced. So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night… Pick them up tomorrow.
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