Overwhelm is a facet in our lives that doesn’t have to be a negative influence or produce a negative outcome. Instead, focus on how to use overwhelm for success.
Now in order to do that, you need to understand how overwhelm affects you personally, emotionally.
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Overwhelm is a sister to stress. It’s a component of stress. And when you become stressed, what does that really mean?
You have no control! You feel you’ve lost control. And therefore, your mind gets the “freak out” signal.
Everything is downhill from there. You don’t take time to analyze the situation because your mind has signaled your body that at this point, you’ve lost all control.
Now let’s logically think about this. Have you really lost control? NO!!!
But because your mind has communicated with your body that nothing can be done, you go into rescue mode. You’re in survival mode.
Nothing makes sense to you. You’re frantic, nervous, feel helpless. And before anything drastic really happens, you begin to withdraw.
Any of this sound familiar?
How to use overwhelm for success?
Because whether you have been put in a situation or created the situation, you now have to deal with an emotional response.
You need to look at overwhelm as energy that can be directed negatively or positively.
Unfortunately, you become a victim to overwhelm because you direct it to the dark side — the negative side.
Yet when you decide to take this emotional hazard and put it to good use, you can actually use the overwhelm for success.
The K.I.S.S. ~ Get out of your own way!
- Use the energy/nerves/unknowns/apprehension for the positive.
- Focus on the next step.
- Take A.I.M.
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