Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 17 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit 10 Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend (27 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   No comments

Change Your Stories, Change Your Life

By       (Page 1 of 3 pages)     Permalink

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; , Add Tags  Add to My Group(s)

Rate It | View Ratings H4'ed 1/12/10
Author 23

Originally Published on FutureHealth

Excerpt from "Be The Hero: Three Powerful Ways to Overcome Challenges in Work and Life", by Noah Blumenthal (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009),

Introduction: Change Your Stories, Change Your Life.

No one is free from challenges. Work and life events stress us out, people treat us unfairly, and we sometimes feel powerless. We have tough moments, times when we become frustrated and angry with our jobs or our lives. We may have angry bosses or customers, or we might have spouses or kids who at times feel like too much to handle. Life is uncertain, and change is constant.

When frustration settles in, we sometimes see ourselves as victims. Perhaps you can finish these victim sentences:

"My boss is a _______."

"My job _______."

"Worst of all, there's nothing I _______."

When in victim mode, people complete these sentences with words like jerk, stinks, and can do. Such statements produce a self-fulfilling mentality that makes it impossible to be your best.

Yet some people are at their best even in the toughest times.

You might know some of them. No matter what happens, no matter the stress or challenge, even if they become angry or get thrown off their game, they quickly recover. And before you realize what happened, they are positive, energized, and taking productive action.

I wrote this book because I believe anyone can become that person -- the person who experiences pain or doubt or tough times or unfairness but who maintains perspective, humor, and a sense of optimism. When this person faces difficult problems, he or she still performs at his or her best. This person is an everyday hero.

This book is about helping you choose to be an everyday hero.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3


Rate It | View Ratings

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; , Add Tags

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Change Your Stories, Change Your Life