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Chapter 5. The Impact of Belief System o... > Stress and Beliefs About Difficulty

Stress and Beliefs About Difficulty

Some people believe that any situation that is difficult deserves the label of stress. Yet think of how many people do difficult things and smile as they tell about it. Running a marathon. Building a summer cabin. Hiking a mountain. Completing a class. Passing an exam. All these are difficult, but they are rarely described as stressful, for one reason: The purpose and direction are clear.

When you talk further about stress, something else surfaces—confusion and chaos. That’s what deserves the stress label. Consider the stress in not knowing what to do next, having no clear purpose, inconsistent rules, changing directions, no milestones, no finish line. That’s confusion and that’s stress.


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