As per my prior post, I was recently laid off, and just had my exit interview. With it comes a distinct sense of finality now. I have 7 kids and no job. It’s kind of stressful.

But stress can be good.  If taken appropriately, it can galvanize your resolve.  It motivates you, and gives you a sense of urgency.

It also tends to cause you to see things objectively, and whenever you are able to step back from your circumstances and view them from afar, you tend to gain valuable insight and perspective that helps you see where you are, where you’re going, and how to get there.

Of course, stress can be debilitating too. It can cause you to freeze in your tracks, or overwhelm your mind so that you fail to focus on what needs to be done.

The key to dealing with stress is in your perspective. If you have a strong foundational perspective of yourself, of where you’re going, and what you need to do to get there, then stress can become fuel that propels you, rather than a gravitational pull that holds you back.

So if you find stress debilitating, it’s a leading indicator that it’s time to reflect on your foundational beliefs, and revisit your life-launch systems.


3 replies
  1. Abby Ball
    Abby Ball says:

    Hi Rusty,

    I was so sorry to hear that you were no longer on the team. It feels like we lost our star quarterback. Thank you so much for your insight, time and dedication. I think you are a true leader. Not in the ego driven power laden sense of the term, but as a kind and inspirational spirit. I wish you and your family a joyous journey and I sincerely hope our paths cross again.

    See you soon Rusty

  2. Rusty Lindquist
    Rusty Lindquist says:

    Hi Abby! What a pleasant surprise, and thank you for your comment, I truly appreciate it.

    Actually, you inspired me by your constat, aggressive, “go-get-em” attitude. Thanks for leaving a comment. I hope you’ll be a frequent contributor, adding your thoughts and ideas. I think you have a lot to add, and there’s a lot of people here that would benefit from your added insight and inspiration.

  3. BeachBrokerBill
    BeachBrokerBill says:

    Congratulations! You are too good for AI – but it seemed to have at least one purpose of bridging a gap when you needed it. Glad to have you back here! Like the new and improved life engineering site.


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