A client asked me a few days ago how I cope with stress and challenges.
Here’s what I know:
If you want to feel really bad, think about perfect and then compare yourself to that. Almost instantly, you can feel yourself sinking in your chair trying to compare to that lofty standard.
On the other hand, if you look at where you were last week or even last year, and then see how far you’ve come, it makes you feel great. Even if you’ve only lost one pound, or you’ve made $100 more than last year, you’ve still made progress.
So make your motto “Progress… not perfection”
Then it becomes more about doing just a little bit better every day, and the journey becomes a lot more fun.
The best way I know to start feeling better when you’re down is to write a list of all the things you are thankful for. A sincere appreciation for all that you have is the first step towards putting a smile on your face.
Even if you think there’s not much at first, with a little digging you can usually find a LOT to be thankful for.
I’m thankful for my lovely wife, my two cats, my loving family, the home I live in, my business, clients, friends and the teachers in my life. That’s a start — I could probably go on all night.
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