Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Stress is like a glass of water

Slow Leadership: Stress is like a glass of water . . .:
“That’s the way it is with stress too,” she went on. “If you try to carry your workplace burdens all the time, even if they’re quite light, sooner or later they're going to feel heavier and heavier. Soon, you won’t be able to carry on without doing yourself damage. Like this glass of water, you must put them down for a while and rest before going back to holding them up again. When you’re refreshed, you can carry on, if you must.”
Wow. I could not agree more. I wish I had thought of this metaphor sooner. I wish I would not hold up this glass up so much for so long.

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