By Josh Okello
In some way, the amount of stress we get from work is directly proportional to level of success we get. In this case, the higher the stress levels, the greater the chances of getting higher rewards and that is how it should be. This does not mean that stress leads to mega success.
In markets today, there are small risk takers and mega risk takers. Entrepreneurs are known for their ability to absorb stress with strong hopes that they will get better rewards out of it. If you are committed towards solving a big challenge and if you do it right, then you are going to reap all the benefits. What most people focus on is how big the challenge they are going through is and forget their ability to solve the challenge. My statistics professor once told us that “it is easy to panic than to do math.” Any time you meet a tough challenge, it is important to first position yourself above the challenge. This way, you are in control and not the challenge controlling you.
Human beings were blessed with one of the greatest tool ever and that is our brains. Often times it is easy to panic than to solve a problem and that is the wrong way to handle work stress. The difference between successful people and mediocre achievers is the resiliency to take the worst beatings.
No stress is big enough to challenge those who fully believe in their efforts. Most challenges we meet on the way are questions asked by fellow men and if we do not have an answer then we shift to panic mode. Leaders who see value in their efforts understand that there is nothing that can challenge them to change their minds on what they are passionate about. If you strongly believe in your efforts, you can achieve it all. Believe.
© Joshua Okello 2015.
Joshua Okello is a B.A graduate in Business Administration, International Development and Philosophy. He is also the author of the book Strategies of Entrepreneurial Leadership He has exceptional skills in organizing, coordinating projects and capacity building initiatives with key emphasis on livelihood programs; microfinance through savings and credit led models; business development services and entrepreneurial leadership. He is also the founder and Executive Director of Succeed Africa Relief Organization, a Canadian Christian Organization geared towards giving hope and transformation in lives of the chronically poor in Africa.