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White Space & The Need to Fall Out of the “Race”

The past few weeks have been full. Visitors stopped by, haircuts happened, church was a thing, decorations have gone up and I have had some pretty important plans to attend to.

It’s times like these that test me the most as a human being. When the world keeps upping the ante and life happens and you have to just keep trucking along the feeling can be overwhelming.

Tim Ferriss has made a powerful distinction in his work between stress and eustress. Stress is the thing that causes us to be quick to anger. It debilitates us and sometimes limits our focus. In turn it is detrimental to our health and well-being.

Eustress is the feeling that pushes us to be our best selves. It gives us urgency while at the same time allowing space to feel empowered.

It’s the deadlines that matter most to us. It’s the things we try and retain. It’s the commitments we’re willing to follow through on.

It’s not a race to the finish line. It’s whether you make it there or not.

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