Pressure or tension exerted on a material object:
"the distribution of stress is uniform across the bar".
The dictionary defines stress as the pressure inserted
on an object. Here the "human being" is the object under
consideration, so we can re-define stress as the "tension exerted on
the human mind"
Is stress bad? No, absolutely not. Stress is what
compelled human being to set goals, chase dreams and achieve success.
Stress is what helped the evolution of the present day man, had there been
no stress, there would be no invention.
How is stress caused? Its the mindset that we would fail
on something, its the mindset that we wont achieve a target on a particular
mind, its the mindset that we would run out of business in 90 days.
If we let the footballers play the entire day they would
score less number of goals they would have if we restricted them for 90 minutes.
Reason? Its because every player is stressed to score within 90 minutes or
else they perish.
So, it all starts
with a dream. Dream is a statement that we will achieve something. When we
fix boundary dates for the dream, it becomes a goal. Now stress is
something that pushes us to work to achieve the goal. The more the stress,
the better we get finding easier methods to achieve the goal. The more the
stress, better we become at innovation.
If you are a highly stressed person, its a good sign.
Its an indication that you are pressed hard to find a solution in a short
time. There are only 2 outcomes to this situation. Option A - you perish
and Option B - you come out successful. We dont want you to perish, we want
you to solve the problem, to come out as a better person.
Now this requires more study, we need to sit with
ourselves to find what desire burns us, what puts us into trouble. The
toughest part is to analyse the root cause of the problem, once you have
done that - solution becomes much easier.
If i tell stress pushes up the rung of the ladder, its
not wrong. If you have solved a problem, you gain more confidence, your
appetite grows for a bigger problem and you grow. So what pushes you is
what worries you, solve it and get ahead.