What stresses you out?
Godin says that stress is what happens when you simultaneously do and don't want to do something.
- When you do want to travel but worry that planes are unsafe
- When you want to be a parent but are afraid you'll botch your kid up
- When you want to go on vacation but know it means you need a swimsuit
Isn't this right?
Isn't this what causes stress?
What if I can't eliminate stress from my life........ unless of course I'm willing to stop wanting anything..... which I don't think I'm willing to do.
I mean I want to travel.
I want write.
I want to raise kids who want to make a difference.
I want to be loved.
I want to be liked.
I want ....
All of these things take risks.
In order to travel I hafta leave,
in order to write I have to publicly publish my thoughts,
in order to be loved I have to risk giving love....
So the question becomes not: How do I eliminate stress from my life?
What do I really, really want to do/be/experience?
What do you think? Can stress be eliminated? Should it?