What can you Handle?
Have you ever felt that there is too much happening in your life?
Does this lead to stress in your life?
What are the positive benefits of being under pressure?
It has been a busy week in the office this week. In my new job that I started late last year there has been much to do… Some days this week it has seemed that there is too much to do and take in. During the week there is a quote that has kept popping into my head:
“God will not give you more than you can handle.”
That said this does not mean that life will be comfortable….. There are times when you will be stretched and put under pressure. Certain stress is actually good in one’s life and has a positive impact. A life without some stress lacks a purpose or direction.
When under pressure and outside your comfort zone you will be in a position to learn, grow and develop. Once again this will not be an easy process, however we often learn more when under the pump than when we are lazing around. To take full opportunity of the development opportunities you will need to approach the challenges with a positive attitude and a desire to grow and develop.
When under pressure you will also need to know when it is time to accept help. It can be hard to sometimes recognise what help looks like. I often have to remind myself that help may not be in the form that I expect or want.
Another important point that I often have to reflect on is to ensure that I am not putting myself under excessive pressure and stress for long periods of time. As I tend to have high expectations for myself and I have an achievement focus I can place undue and unhealthy pressure on myself. If the pressure and stress is occurring over the long term then it is time to make some changes in your life.
This week, despite the pressure we have made progress, not just in the achievement of the immediate tasks at hand, but also in the development of systems and processes for the future. In summary, when it comes to challenging times, pressure and stress:
- It is positive to have some stress in your life
- It will stretch you and be uncomfortable
- With the right attitude and approach you will learn, grow and develop
- Recognise and accept help
- Make changes in your life if there is excessive pressure over extended periods
Posted on Saturday, 12 Jan 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged Business, Challenges, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Life, Management, Passion, Pressure, Purpose, Stress. Bookmark the permalink. 55 Comments.