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No matter what we do to avoid it, there are always times when we feel stressed out and overwhelmed.  When that happens, what do you do?  Here’s what our President and CEO, Jeff Van Fleet, recommends.

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Whenever I feel overwhelmed or discouraged, I try to do something positive for myself, like taking a walk or exercising.
That way I start to move the ball forward and feel like I am accomplishing something.

It doesn’t matter if you’re the strongest, most positive person in the world, sometimes we all can feel discouraged and overwhelmed.  If you are feeling that way, here are a few quotes to help get you back on track.  Hopefully, one or more might resonate with you and help pick you up.

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

“Never talk defeat.  Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way.  You can’t just accept the ones you like.” – Mike Gafka

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.” – William James

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.” – Richard Bach

Personally, I find that Henry Ford quote resonates a lot with me.  Whenever I feel overwhelmed or discouraged, I try to do something positive for myself, like taking a walk or exercising.  Then, I like to simplify things by making a short list (“short” being the operative word here) and just accomplish something—even if it’s ever so small.  That way I start to move the ball forward and feel like I am accomplishing something.

What do you do when you’re feeling discouraged and overwhelmed?  I’d love to hear your approach!

Keep having fun,

Jeff Van Fleet

President & CEO,
Lighthouse Technologies, Inc.
Software Testing | Quality Assurance Consulting | Oracle EBS Consulting

 

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