Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance.
We’ve all been there; a deadline is looming and we have done very little work on the project. Our productivity in the workplace has been lacking. Panic begins to set in; our stomach churns, our mouth feels dry and we begin to sweat. All too often, a person will shut down once these symptoms set in, but in doing so they miss an excellent opportunity.
Do Not Fear Stress
When we feel stressed, it is because we know that we are being pushed to our limit. This is a good thing; once we reach our limit, we have the opportunity to develop further and improve our abilities. The worst thing that we can do, when we feel stressed, is give up, because once we do that, we are rejecting an opportunity to showcase our talents and really push ourselves and increase our productivity in the workplace.
Too Much Comfort Is Counterproductive
It can be painful to push ourselves, and it is very tempting to settle back into our comfort zone and coast through work. However, in doing so we miss the buzz of improvement, the thrill that personal development gives us. If you have a deadline coming up, don’t take the easy way out. Rather, push through the pain barrier, work long hours and complete the job. Proving to yourself that you can do it will give you the confidence you need to fulfill your potential.
Don’t allow yourself to be paralyzed by stress; embrace it, extend yourself and feel the glow of satisfaction. Your productivity in the workplace will improve and you can look forward to the next challenge.
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