A Professor pours water into a glass, filling it nearly all the way to the top.
He picks it up and asks his students, “How heavy is this glass of water?”
Students reply, “8 ounces? 12 ounces? 16 ounces?”
To which the Professor replies, “The absolute weight of the glass doesn’t matter. It all depends on how long I hold on to it. If I hold it for a minute nothing happens. If I hold it for an hour, my arm will begin to ache. If I hold it all day long my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. The weight of the glass hasn’t changed but the longer I hold onto it, the heavier it becomes. The stresses and the worries of life are like this glass of water. If you think about them for a little while, there’s no problem. If you think about them for a little bit longer, it begins to hurt. If you think about them all day long, you’ll feel paralyzed, incapable of doing anything. Always remember to put the glass down.”
Business Tip: “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”– William James, American Philosopher & Psychologist