Edition#39: Antidote To Stress, Consuming Too Much, Minimum Output

Tips To Perform Better

1. We believe stress to be the enemy of high performance. But it is in fact an absence of recovery which leads to burnout and fatigue. Healthy stress stimulates growth because it means we’re being challenged. But chronic stress without any form of strategy to recover leads to burnout, breakdown and decreased performance. 

We must engage in rituals that promote a healthy balance and rhythm of performance.

2. Be curious about learning and mastering a particular skill. Notice the discrepancy between present knowledge and knowledge you want to attain. Think of what could come of your experiences when engaging in an activity you enjoy.

Some Words To Consider

1. The choices you make in life are moulded by the options available to you. Too often we make it harder on ourselves to make progress when there’s an easier choice staring us in the face. 

Making progress on your goals requires an evaluation and calculation of where you currently sit. It’s only when there’s evidence of progress that you’re more inclined to keep pushing forward.

2. The pathway to achievement becomes blurry when we become too much of a consumer and less of a creator. It makes it hard to build and maintain momentum when we’re in a contant loop of seeking information. 

To keep your mind clear for action, limit your attention towards one or two trusted sources as opposed to seeking many answers from different areas. 

Quotes To Listen To

New Thought author, Robert Collier on chances and belief:

1. “Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.”

Football manager, Sean Dyche on minumum output:

2. “You don’t have to be exceptional every week but as a minimum, you need to be at a level that even on a bad day you get points on the board.”