How to Change Stress to Success By Using These Golden Rules
Sometimes you just stand there, on the brink of nowhere, and nothing makes sense. Nothing feels right and you feel like your entire life is just fading away, and that’s okay. It’s okay to be weak and vulnerable but what truly matters is what you do with it; do you let it break you or do you let it make you a stronger and a better person. People will always tell you the ways to reduce stress, but here are some techniques based on personal experiences, and not something you just read in books, to change your stress into success. Following are some of the Golden Rules.
If You Are Going Through Hell, Keep Going
Everybody goes through some major stress at some point in their lives, some have it worse than others, but the first Golden rule is to keep going. One step at a time, but never stop moving forward. Just know that no matter how bad it is, it'll pass. You just have to breathe and keep moving forward, because there is always the brightest day after the darkest night.
Don’t Compare Yourself to Others
Everybody has their own pace, their own time. Don’t look at other people your age and mess up your self-esteem because you feel like they have more than you do. It’s okay to set your own pace. Focus on being a better person and success will follow. If you have to be successful, you have to conquer your fears, take that leap of faith and see where it leads you. You can't always play safe and achieve something great. Sooner or later you have to take a risk and you have to decide if it is worth it.
This is something everybody tells you to do; set goals, but no one really tells you how. Take out a pen and a paper. Write on it everything you want to do in life. Every single thing, from where you want to be in 10 years to the craziest things on your bucket list. Write it all down and then give it a number according to your priority. Give every single thing on your list a thought.
Here are some questions to get you started
- On a scale of 1-10, how badly do I want to do this particular thing?
- Why do I want to do it? What is the reason?
- What significance does it have for me in my life?
- What are the pros and cons of doing it?
- Will it make me happy?
- Will I have any regrets later in life if I do it?
- Is it worth it?
- Will it make me a better person?
- Am I willing to pay the cost, whatever it may be?
- How far am I willing to go to get it?
These questions will help you set your priorities and give you an insight on what matters to you the most and what is that one thing that you cannot live with. It can be a stressful process, but if you have questions, you’re the only one who can answer them. If you are focused, and you know what you want to do in life, it’ll help you to get rid of what is not important and distractions.