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What a soldier on a plane taught me about perspective.

Perspective – Point of view – A different lens to see something new. I am always looking for new ways to understand and manage challenges, both personal and professional. In my work, my clients STRESS over business, career, and relationships – you name it. And the inevitable question is how to deal with stress?

I recently came across a great blog by Jon Acuff on perspective and stress. Jon Acuff is a New York Times Bestselling author. His blog titled “What a soldier on a plane taught me about perspective” really hit home with me.

During a conversation with a veteran on whether his new civilian job as IT director was stressful, the vet replied:

“I’ve been shot at. In Afghanistan there were people trying to kill me. The worst IT issue I have to deal with doesn’t really touch the stress of that. When things fall apart on some project at work, I’m able to keep perspective. No one is shooting at me. We’ll figure it out.”

Take one minute to check out this blog. Your perspective will never be the same.


Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of four books including his most recent, Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average & Do Work that Matters. For 16 years he’s helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and the Dave Ramsey Team.


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