The Definition of Stress

Stressed business womanI recently shared this with my team:

Stress is the gap between what we expect and what actually happens.

When you constantly compare your results (the “actual”) with your expectations (the “ideal”), you will continue to find yourself frustrated and losing confidence.

So how do we counter this?  Yes, we must set expectations.  And I talk a lot about setting BIG goals that excite you and even scare you.  But once we place that stake in the ground to define where we want to go, we must learn to measure ourselves and our progress by how far we’ve come.

This means, rather than constantly comparing where you are today to where you wish you were, you must instead “turn around” and compare to where you were yesterday, last month, or even last year.

Celebrate your progress…often…while pursuing perfection.  (Aspire Rule of Play #14)

About Trevor Hammond

Since 1998, Trevor Hammond has helped thousands of families finance their homes and make smart decisions when it comes to their personal finances. Now, as a sought-after mortgage advisor, coach, speaker, and author, Trevor Hammond continues to focus on helping people enjoy more money, less stress, and more life. As the co-author of Borrow Smart, Repay Smart and his 2018 follow up book, Mortgages, Money and Life, Trevor has created unique financial coaching programs and spoken in front of thousands of people on his book concepts ranging from improving cash flow and savings, managing liabilities, to advanced real estate financing strategies for homeowners. His passion for providing financial education and his ability to innovate unique processes that help both clients and originators excel, has led Trevor to become a top producer and build a #1 branch in the country for mortgage lending company Sierra Pacific Mortgage. Whether Trevor is speaking to hundreds of people from the stage, working on his next book or mentoring a Loan Officer one-on-one as a High Trust™ Leader, he is pursuing his greatest passion of all: Coaching.
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