You cannot learn and be perfect at the same time.
Reduce stress by not fearing errors. You can mentally manage stress errors and relieve stress when you learn that an error is a learning opportunity.
Let’s take the case of the little boy who is mounting a bicycle for the first time. He grabs hold of the handlebars. He swings his left foot over the bar to the opposite side of the bike, and plants that foot on the ground. Both feet are now straddling the ground. He then mounts the seat. The child lifts his feet into the stirrups and the entire bike wobbles. The child pushes off and the bike veers sideways, turns on its side, and the … >>> READ MORE >>> →
When I was a young teen-ager, I had a clear glass covering the top of my desk in my bedroom. From time to time, I would collect thoughts that made an impression on me and place them under the glass so I could review them.
The quote I remember most came from Bernard Baruch, an advisor to presidents—among his many other achievements and contributions.
I quote him:
“I believe above all else in reason, in the power of the human mind to cope with the problems of life.
“To nothing so much as the abandonment of reason does humanity owe its sorrows.
“Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in public or … >>> READ MORE >>> →