You Know These Six Myths About Stress?
There are many stress myths bouncing
around out there, and what you don't know about stress can hurt
you. Here are six of the most common myths about stress you should
know so you can create and execute an intelligent stress management
Do You Know These Six Myths About Stress?
Bill Cole, MS, MA
Founder and CEO
William B. Cole Consultants
Silicon Valley, California
There are many stress myths bouncing around out
there, and what you don't know about stress can hurt you. Here are
six of the most common myths about stress you should know so you
can create and execute an intelligent stress management program.
1. MYTH: Everyone Reacts To Stress In The Same Ways: You
react to stress in a unique manner. Yes, stress causes symptoms
that many people share, but your cluster of stress reactions is
unique to you. You need to know this stress profile to devise the
best strategic plan to deal with the stress in your life.
2. MYTH: Successful People Have Little Or No Stress: It is
a myth that people with lots of money or high achievement have little
stress. Stress hits everyone. It's just that some people manage
3. MYTH: It Is Obvious When Someone Is Experiencing Stress:
Stress can be silent and not very obvious. There are many symptoms
that lie under the surface.
4. MYTH: Some Stress Reduction Techniques Work For Everyone:
There are no universal stress reduction approaches that work for
everyone. That's why you need to see a specialist to discover what
works best for you.
5. MYTH: Only People With Higher Responsibilities Have Stress:
Anyone, at any level of work or life responsibilities can become
6. MYTH: The More Hours You Work, The More Stress You Will Have:
People who love what they do handle stress better than those who
dread going into the office. The difference is not the hours worked,
but their attitude.
If there is a bottom line about stress, it is this: everyone gets
stressed, and everyone needs a plan to handle and buffer this stress.
Now you know some major myths about stress. I encourage you to discover
how stress hits you, and what you can do to take smart steps in
handling it so you can have the life you deserve.
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Bill Cole, MS, MA. All rights reserved.
Bill Cole, MS, MA, a leading authority
on peak performance, mental toughness and coaching, is founder and
CEO of William B. Cole Consultants, a consulting firm that helps
organizations and professionals achieve more success in business,
life and sports. He is also the Founder and President of the International
Mental Game Coaching Association (www.mentalgamecoaching.com),
an organization dedicated to advancing the research, development,
professionalism and growth of mental game coaching worldwide. He
is a multiple Hall-Of-Fame honoree as an athlete, coach and school
alumnus, an award-winning scholar-athlete, published book author
and articles author, and has coached at the highest levels of major-league
pro sports, big-time college athletics and corporate America. For
a free, extensive article archive, or for questions and comments
visit him at www.MentalGameCoach.com.
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