Three Rules for Turning Stress Into Success
1.Accept the Unchangeable
by Denis Waitley
Everything that has happened in your life to this minute is
unchangeable. Its history. The greatest waste of energy is in looking
back at missed opportunities, lamenting past events, grudge collecting,
getting even, harboring ill will, and any vengeful thinking. Success is
the only acceptable form of revenge. By forgiving your trespassers, you
become free to concentrate on going forward with your life and
succeeding in spite of your detractors. You will live a rewarding and
fulfilling life. Your enemies, on the other hand, will forever
wonder how you went on to become so successful without them and in the
shadow of their doubts.
Action Idea: Write down on a sheet of paper things that happened in the
past that bother you. Now crumple the paper into a ball and throw it at
the person teaching this program at the front of the room. This
symbolizes letting go of past misfortunes.
2. Change the Changeable
What you can change is your reaction to what others say and do. And
you can control your own thoughts and actions by dwelling on desired
results instead of the penalties of failure. The only real control you
have in life is that of your immediate thoughts and actions. Since most
of what we do is a reflex, subconscious habit, it is wise not to act on
emotional impulse. In personal relations, it is better to wait a moment
until reason has the opportunity to compete with your emotions.
Action Idea: Write down in your diary one thing you will do tomorrow to
help you relax more during and after a stressful day.
Go out of your way to get out of the way of potentially dangerous
behaviors and environments. When people tailgate you on the freeway,
change lanes. If they follow you at night, drive to a well-lighted
When there are loud, obnoxious people next to you at a restaurant or
club, change tables or locations. Also, be cautious of personal
relationships developed via the Internet. With the massive number of
individuals surfing the net, the number of predators increases in like
proportion. Always be on the alert for potentially dangerous situations
involving your health, personal safety, financial speculation and
Action Idea: What is one unacceptable behavior you have or allow others
to do to you that you will avoid starting tomorrow? Example: The way you
drive, being around negative people, walking down dark streets alone
late at night, etc.
Reproduced with permission from Denis Waitleys Weekly Ezine. To
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