A Little Stress Advice
By CDR Barry W. Hull, USNR (Retired)
By far, the biggest detriment to our good judgment is stress. It can be entirely debilitating, reducing the best judgment to a litany of horrible decisions and choices.
It is not the amount, but the effects of stress that are the real culprit. Some people are simply better at handling stress than others.
One important thing to remember is that the number one, best, all-time, forever and ever, most effective tool for defeating stress is a good positive attitude.
It seems that a positive attitude can be the easiest thing, and yet at the same time the most difficult thing to put forth.
However, a positive attitude is a choice, it is a judgment call, it is within our control, and so every morning, just like you put on your pants or your skirt, put on your positive attitude.
You will find that is helps keep the negative effects of stress at bay, and allows you to better use your good judgment, which leads to higher levels of success and personal happiness.
Certainly, this topic is considerably more complex than simply the notion of maintaining a positive attitude. Nevertheless, this small piece of advice can be a lifesaver.
CDR Barry W. Hull, USNR (RETIRED)