Sunday, 12 August 2012

Stress Management

Today is the London Olympic closing ceremony.  While I was watching various competitions,  I often thought about what a tremendous stress an athlete carried before and during the game.  The fate is determined within minutes during 16 days of competitions after four years of endless training.  Often time, the athletes only had one shot of their life.  We can certainly learn from these great athletes on how to manage stress in our daily life.

One thing that stands out with Olympic athletes is their ability to focus on their task and tune out other things.  Imagine if you had to chair a staff meeting with 70,000 observers and 20 million T.V. watchers. 

When faced with difficult tasks, we need to ensure that other things are not intruding on our thoughts.  I call it shutting down all the chatters in your brain. 

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