Stress – It’s the Super Glue® of Emotions

By Clyde C. Lowstuter

Tube of GlueEver get your fingertips fused when you were working with Super Glue®?  Recently, I was diligently gluing something together, and without realizing it I became one with the object.

Stress is like that sometimes. Even though you are confidently engaged in a project, you might unexpectedly find yourself stressed out over something or someone.

Stress – it’s natural, normal, and ever present.

Stress can be motivating or debilitating, depending on the meaning you attach to it. The stress of change is often one of the most prevalent of all stressors. Most people would prefer remaining stuck in the status quo than to change.  Change represents a migration from the comfort of what’s known to uncertainty.  Leaving the familiar is one of the most courageous acts you can ever perform, especially when you are shaky emotionally, as people usually are in Career Transition.

Rather than fearing your stress, this week embrace it.  Recontextualize your stress as a signal that you are about to embark on a fascinating and exciting adventure as you move towards a new career path, a new role, a new company.  Imagine the possibilities when you push beyond your stressors from a disempowered state to being empowered. You are ready to become more of who you are.  Be ready to notice the difference this makes for you this week in how you approach and are received in the marketplace.

Tell us how you’ve pushed through your stressor to be more effective, joyful, and powerful.

Carpe diem!


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