“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”
Avoiding stress in professional life is like achieving work-life balance or eliminating risk: it’s not possible. With the onslaught of media and advertising luring us with promises of “stress-free living” and the necessity to remove stress from the workplace, most are driven to the belief that stress can be entirely eliminated from life.
But like risk, taxes and yes, death, stress is a fact of life. It can’t be eliminated, only controlled, channeled and re-used to move you and your team towards project completion and growth.… Read the rest