Motivational Monday...Avoiding Added Pressure

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Motivational Monday...Avoiding Added Pressure

 

Work is called work because that’s exactly what it is...work. No matter how much we may love what we do, there will always be something just a thoughtthat causes us to be stressed. Transactions don’t always go as they should...clients serve up bumps in the road that we’d hoped to avoid. 

 

Some things can’t be avoided. When humans are involved you can count on things going wonkers. Throw in those things like the weather, computer and mechanical glitches and animals and goodness knows what can pop up.  

 

I saw a quote by one of my all-time favorites...Peyton Manning... 

 

Pressure is something you feel when you don't know what the hell you're doing. Peyton Manning

 

What???

 

I had to read this quote twice to understand it. Peyton is the consummate football professional. To me, he is saying that when you know your craft, study it well...know everything you can about it, you minimize the pressures and stress. You are going in prepared for whatever happens.

 

If you ever watched him play, you know that when he was on the sidelines, he was continuing to study recent photos of the game’s plays...seeing how his team moved and what his opponents were doing. This allowed him to make adjustments as needed. 

 

“ His preparation was always evident. He had an answer for every defensive scheme that was thrown at him, as if he'd sat through defensive meetings. He was never surprised on the field, and that's probably the biggest compliment I could give him.” (David Carr- former QB-Houston Texans)

 

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The bumps in the roads we travel will come up...that’s a given. Be a pro like Peyton Manning...educate yourself so that you are aware of these bumps as well as what to do when you face them.  Take the continuing education courses, attend educational programs held by your local professional organizations, read the posts here at ActiveRain!!!

 

Minimize the pressure and stress!




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Myrl Jeffcoat
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In the mid 1970s, I put a lot of pressure on myself.  I was far too involved in far too many activities, and really couldn't do any of them the justice they deserved because of it.  I finally sat down with a list of them, and disengaged in many.  Life is most beautiful in its simplest form.

Dec 16, 2019 08:48 AM #14
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Sharon Lee
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Practice,  Practice and practice some more.  Being prepared is the best defense to foul balls, things out of left field and punts and all the other things in life. 

Dec 16, 2019 08:52 AM #15
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Will Hamm
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Happy Monday Kathy,  Peyton Manning always was one of the most prepared quarterbacks in the league.

 

Dec 16, 2019 09:56 AM #16
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Li Read
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Wise words,,,,

Dec 16, 2019 10:17 AM #17
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Love Peyton too...and yes, he was well prepared for whatever was thrown at him. Even unnecessary criticism.  :) 

Dec 16, 2019 10:47 AM #18
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much for sharing your excellent quote selection and your advice.

Dec 16, 2019 10:57 AM #19
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Kathy Streib - I work hard to always be prepared but sometimes - there is that odd thing that happens.  Another quote I have heard..." You don't know what you don't know! 

I think a lot of the pressure may come from trying to tackle too much at one time. 

Dec 16, 2019 11:04 AM #20
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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The roads we travel are filled with bumps. How we overcome them and get through them is more than doing nothing, nothing at all. 

Dec 16, 2019 12:10 PM #21
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Sharon Tara
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Anytime someone really knows what they are doing, they make it look so easy!

Dec 16, 2019 01:44 PM #22
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Kathy Streib
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Wayne Martin I love that quote!!!

Sham Reddy CRS Thank you and I always appreciate your stopping by. 

Donald Urschalitz that's it. You know what you're doing regarding the transaction and it definitely takes the pressure off. 

Dec 16, 2019 05:12 PM #23
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Kathy Streib
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Nina Hollander that's what Larry would tell his daughter when she complained about work and how hard it could be.  "That's why they call it work."

Don't you love that quote Doris Freeman 

Barbara Todaro I saw that and I thank you very much.  I love Peyton Manning. 

Dec 16, 2019 05:17 PM #24
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR Love Peyton Manning and he is the master of being prepared. 

Lottie Kendall that says it all, doesn't it. 

Brian England but when we love our work, it's a good kind of stress!

Dec 16, 2019 05:21 PM #25
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I can handle the pressure but don't like stress. 

Sheila Anderson you're right...preparation + determination are winners. 

George Souto that's smart of you!!!  So many of us worry and stress over things out of our control. 

Dec 16, 2019 05:23 PM #26
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Kathy Streib
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel Peyton Manning transcends the football world, doesn't he? I've always admired how much work and preparation he puts into what he does. 

Myrl Jeffcoat and I would imagine that doing all of that allowed you to focus fully on what you needed to do. 

Dec 16, 2019 05:29 PM #27
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Kathy Streib
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Sharon Lee you are so right!!! The more you practice, the better prepared you are. 

Will Hamm I loved watching him on the sidelines...he kept studying the plays. 

Li Read Thank you ! Have a great week. 

Dec 16, 2019 05:31 PM #28
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD He handled everything like the professional that he is!!!

Thank you Roy Kelley Hope that you and Chef Dolores are doing well. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® absolutely. We have to know our limitations. 

Dec 16, 2019 05:34 PM #29
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP The bumps are there and one way or another we have to navigate them. 

No kidding Sharon Tara I think of that when I watch golf. 

Dec 16, 2019 05:36 PM #30
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James Dray
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Morning Kathy.

At my age much of nothing makes me nervous, doubting my abilities.  I do know I can't do a  lot of things that in the past were so easy.  

Dec 17, 2019 01:05 AM #31
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Kathy one thing I always noticed about the great Peyton Manning was even if he threw a touchdown pass,he is back on that laptop looking at it-studying. I always call him the student because he was always studying. He had the best footwork for any quarterback that I have ever seen play. Him along with Tom Brady and the Great Joe Montana-My favorite Quarterback (I am a 49ers Fan) are my Top three Quarterbacks EVER.

Thank you for sharing this quote.

Jan 14, 2020 02:48 PM #32
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Well stress is something we all feel one time or another. How we deal with it is always a learning experience. If we can continue to learn we will get better over time.

Jan 14, 2020 07:40 PM #33
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