Friday, May 15, 2009

Stress and Performance

You've seen the classic Human Performance Curve before, right?

Where would you say that you are on the curve right now?

As noted in an article titled, Anxiety for Fun and Profit, "anxiety, for all its negatives, is not the problem; the problem is how we often choose to deal with it."

Indeed. Robert Rosen, author of Just Enough Anxiety: The Hidden Driver of Business Success, said it best:
"We're all like strings of a guitar: We need the right amount of tension to function properly."
Too much tension, and we easily become too wired, or sharp, to continue the musical analogy. Not enough tension, and we go flat.

Hmmm. Finding what's "just right" reminds me of Goldilocks and the Three Bears!

Maybe we should sit down, have a bowl of porridge, and figure out where YOU need to be on the Human Performance Curve, huh?!

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Chart: http://www.blissdivineyoga.co.uk/images/humanperformancecurve.jpg
Thanks, Art.

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