Enjoy this excerpt from my latest book, Measuring Success, releasing 4/2/19 and available for pre-order wherever books are sold.
Great leaders think about stress differently. Great leaders realize that stress is inevitable and they don’t try to avoid it. For this reason, they rarely freak out. Great leaders usually sleep well at night!
On the other hand, many leaders I know are yearning for that day when things “slow down,” so they can “get everything done,” so they can have “less stress.” The main challenge with this approach to life is the fact that things hardly ever slow down, and we never get everything done! Trying to do the impossible actually creates more stress in our lives! So what are we to do?
“Don’t wait for a slower, better day to get your life in order.”
I don’t know of anyone who has eliminated anxiety from their lives. It’s impossible. Trying to do so stresses us out more! Things are never going to “slow down” or “get easier.” We’re never going to get everything done. We aren’t even supposed to! Trying to do the impossible creates even more stress!
Embrace anxiety. Stop trying to get everything done. Learn to live with that tension. Learn to maximize the 1440 minutes a day that you have and trust God with the rest. Don’t wait for a slower, better day to get your life in order. Start today. Traction equals satisfaction!