Sometimes, all we have to do is to stick to neutral | Devotional
There has either been or will be many instances where you’re required to perform under pressure. But even though people tell you to “keep calm”, how often can we actually do that, especially if we run the risk of making a mistake that may hurt other people? In a TED talk by National Football League (NFL) player, Russell Wilson, we find out what’s the secret to being able to do well, even under overwhelming pressure.
We all face obstacles at some point in time. That’s just life. But sometimes, these obstacles come with the overpowering pressure of having to do well and measure up to standard. If we know we can accomplish this task well, that’s good. But sometimes, luck isn’t just on our side. What happens? People try to ask you to cheer up or be positive about it. But, Positivity doesn’t always work. We can be positive by nature but when we see that all the odds have turned against you, it’s easy to give up and let it overtake you. This is why Russell also said, Negativity works 100% of the time. It’s so easy to give up but so hard to continue on, that’s why many people waver in the face of negativity. But that gets you nowhere.
When you want to shift from gear 1 to 5, you need to know how to shift to neutral first or you’ll crash. That’s the same with life! It’s important to know how to turn to neutral. You can either let your obstacles overwhelm you and wash you out into the storm, leaving you vulnerable or you can stay focused in the moment. But, it’s also important to know that staying focused doesn’t mean not letting any yourself feel any emotions! It’s okay to feel sad or frustrated in times of difficulty, but what’s important is to not get emotional and to not let these feelings get to you!
A way we can all try to stay focused is to ask ourselves, what’s the next step? By looking ahead, we can have a goal in mind and it’ll give us that motivation and drive we need to just keep going! We all have a chance in life but we all still have fears. It’s okay to feel fear but it’s not okay to let it hinder you from achieving what you want to achieve. Always believe in yourself that you’re going to achieve great things in life and tell yourself, you can do this!
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