Show them I'm worthy and while I show them, I'll show me!
I have always been amazed by the concept of stress. With the right amount of it, you will have enough pressure to be motivated and productive, with the wrong amounts you will be lazy or pulling out your hair before your thirties. Even with my goldfish, if you change the temperature of the water too quickly for them to adapt to their new environment, they will become so stressed they will go into shock and this this will shorten their lifespan. There are many different relaxation techniques such as meditation or controlled breathing exercises. I was amazed the other day that our counseling department had a car racing game where it monitors your heartbeat and this determines the speed of the car during a race. One of the oddest experiments I have found is when you look at some optical illusions (such as the one above). If you are stressed, the image will begin to twist and turn. If overly stressed, the brown dots will even start to spiral at a very swift rate. I would have hated to have looked at this image a few days ago, but I'm glad things are starting to die down again. There is still a lot to do, but everything is absolutely manageable!
When considering the work "spiral" so many people automatically assume it will be in a downward motion. "She is spiraling out of control" or "he just keeps spiraling down to his eventual demise." Although I do recognize sometimes a spiral is when someone is going so fast in a circular motion, they lose control from the sheer momentum and speed that they reach, but just like this picture, the playing field is really a two-dimensional field. It is up to us to decide which way we want to perceive our reality. There is nothing to keep us from spiraling up with greatness and success except for our own limitations that we have constructed. With the right thinking, we will be able to control our future spinning rate and navigate it in the direction of our choosing!
About the video: Before Maria enters the Von Trapp family, she must first find confidence in herself. Just like my path ahead of me, I need to learn that although I may be scared, I can overcome any obstacle with the right amount of confidence. For a potentially stressful position with many spirals, twists and turns, I need to show them I can do the job to the best of my abilities and while I show them, I will also show myself a thing or two along the process.