Wise Words From Coach Casey!
Coach Casey is in the house!
Qui-gonn Jinn, in Star Wars Episode I, looked young Anakin Skywalker in the eye and said, "Your focus will determine your reality." Same for us on this side of the galaxy: We must focus on the right things daily. It is one of the keys of successful living.
Colin Powell identified one of his top leadership principles as "Optimism is a force multiplier." Or said simply, don't dwell on the problem; expend your mental energy on seeking the solution. Meditate on what you are thankful for, even if it means starting a gratefulness journal to keep you riveted on looking for the positives in your day.
At all costs, avoid beating yourself up--the self-condemnation thing. It causes your own bad stress. Perfection is too high a standard. Shoot for excellence instead--a more realistic target to run after.