When something inevitably goes wrong, are you able to rise to the occasion and put your best foot forward to resolve the problem? When faced with what appears to be an insurmountable challenge, do you rally your team and compel them to take action?
The ability to minimize stress and maximize a positive attitude is essential to your professional and personal success levels.
In his best-selling book, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Mr. Carnegie outlined techniques for overcoming worry and stress which have enabled millions of people to minimize stress levels. When presented with a challenge, he encouraged people to, “First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.” Worrying is unproductive and detrimental to our attitudes. Focusing on what we can control, or ‘improving on the worst,’ is the only wise way to go.
For example, if there is a chance a sales representative won’t attain her fourth quarter revenue goals, it behooves her to accept that she may miss her target and invest time reaching out to existing accounts who may have funds they hope to allocate before the end of the year. By focusing on what she can control and having a positive attitude, she can better minimize her stress.
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