Positive Crisis

“RELIEF IS JUST A CRISIS AWAY”
RELIEF = REALLY EXTRAORDINARY LIVING IN EVERYONE’S FUTURE

What is a crisis? “A turning point in the course of anything; a decisive or crucial time.” You may be thinking, “Another crisis is the last thing I need!” But stay with me, because this strategy is incredibly powerful in it’s ability to catapult you toward goal achievement and life excellence.

I’ll begin by laying the foundation for this principle. First, let’s talk about two kinds of stress. There isDebilitating Stress, a feeling of being overwhelmed and out of control. This should be avoided, of course. An example of debilitating stress: a mother, driving her four children to a birthday party, was hit from the rear by a drunk driver. Thankfully, no one was killed, but two children sustained injuries, and were hospitalized. The car was completely totaled. On the very same day her spouse lost his job. Debilitating stress, with its accompanying traumatic emotions, will undoubtedly result. (That scenario is, of course, on the far end of the continuum).

The second type of stress is called Enabling Stress, and it’s a normal part of life. One example: a gentleman, wanting to provide well for his family and learn more about his profession, decides to take a certification class at night. Although he is stretched mentally and physically, he improves his skills and is later promoted as a direct result of his newly-acquired knowledge. Enabling stress is present when we’re motivated to study hard in school (to get good grades) and to excel at work (to get promoted). This kind of stress helps us develop our talents and contribute to the world in meaningful ways.

There’s a caveat here: if we allow it, enabling stress can become debilitating stress. Now, on to our discussion of positive crisis.

Positive Crisis is a part of healthy, enabling stress. It is defined as a compelling situation where time is critical and action is crucial. Positive Crisis propels you to action with an intense sense of urgency. It is a powerful technique that insures breakthrough achievement of your goals.

Intentionally introducing crisis into your life is positive and good when it gets you over the hurdles of inertia, doubt or laziness and serves as a catalyst for goal achievement!

The Positive Crisis “I ACT!” Success Formula

Identify the Unacceptable Behavior (behavior that is no longer acceptable to you; must change)
Action that Guarantees Success (an action with only one acceptable result: success)
Create a Compelling Consequence (consequence that makes failure abhorrent)
Time Frame (your action has a time limitation)

Identify
Action
Consequence
Time

Examples applying the Positive Crisis I ACT! Success Formula:

Business person who procrastinates

• Identify unacceptable behavior: procrastination
• Action: called three clients to meet with him
• Consequence: told boss that he could join the meeting
• Time: scheduled the meeting at 10am on Friday morning

Disorganized woman

• Identify unacceptable behavior: disorganization
• Action: called and invited a friend to visit
• Consequence: told friend she’d see “the cleanest house in the city!”
• Time: invited the friend to come in two weeks

Soldier in the Air Force fearful of skydiving

• Identify unacceptable behavior: fear of jumping out of airplanes
• Action: joined a skydiving club (not required by the military)
• Consequence: he paid good money to join; he jumped on his own dime
• Time: a club requirement was two dives a week for three month

Singer with stage fright

• Identify unacceptable behavior: stage fright
• Action: scheduled herself to sing the national anthem for 1,000 people
• Consequence: invited family, friends and music agent to attend
• Time: she had three weeks to prepare

Woman afraid to host a social gathering

• Identify unacceptable behavior: fear of failure
• Action: invited 40 guests to her home
• Consequence: she mailed the invitations and told her friends
• Time: she invited guests to a Christmas party and dated the invitations

Overweight man

• Identify unacceptable behavior: being overweight
• Action: created an exercise and diet routine that included others
• Consequence: he gave his best friend $500. If he lost the weight he’d get his money back, and if he      didn’t, his friend could keep it.
• Time: he committed to lose 60 pounds in 10 months

Melinda, age 23, from New York, explained her positive crisis ’secret’ to significant weight loss: “Put yourself in a situation that forces you to change your habits, where you have to learn to work your life differently.”

Jacob, age 24, from North Carolina, shared how he intentionally created a positive crisis in his life:
When I was younger I was extremely shy. I didn’t interact much with anyone. I didn’t take kindly to new people or new situations. Most of the time my parents would have to speak for me – I couldn’t even order for myself at restaurants. I created a way to ease and release my shy tendencies. I joined a choir and learned to play the guitar so I would have to perform in front of many people. I learned that I could share so much of myself and my talents to help and bless others. My advice is to know that you are special and what you have is worth sharing, so find an outlet, something that you enjoy, and share it.

Perhaps you could take a moment now while you contemplate creating a positive crisis in your life. Do you have a behavior you’d like to change? What personal mannerism or conduct is no longer acceptable to you? After you’ve chosen one: develop an action plan; decide on a consequence; determine a time frame. Try it – you’ll be pleased to discover that sometimes relief is just a crisis away!

“There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

John F. Kennedy

~ Dr. Paula

 My Biggest Hurdle                                                      Preparation – Critical for Success 

Latest posts by Nudge Domain Admin (see all)

262 thoughts on “Positive Crisis

  1. Pingback: buy cialis now
  2. Pingback: comprar viagra
  3. Pingback: buy cialis
  4. Pingback: glipizide generic
  5. Pingback: cialis sale 20mg
  6. Pingback: zbhxhcmd
  7. Pingback: buy cialis now
  8. Pingback: tamsulosinmg cost
  9. Pingback: buy permethrin
  10. Pingback: fluconazole online
  11. Pingback: viagra aderal
  12. Pingback: divalproex coupon
  13. Pingback: clindamycin pills
  14. Pingback: cialis cheap
  15. Pingback: cheap cephalexin
  16. Pingback: donepezil pharmacy
  17. Pingback: meclizine pharmacy
  18. Pingback: sildenafil generic
  19. Pingback: zyvox uk
  20. Pingback: cheapest zyloprim
  21. Pingback: zocor 20mg coupon
  22. Pingback: go to this website
  23. Pingback: cheap zestril
  24. Pingback: valtrex tablets
  25. Pingback: tricor online
  26. Pingback: thorazine price
  27. Pingback: tenormin purchase
  28. Pingback: singulair tablet
  29. Pingback: rogaine 5% otc
  30. Pingback: robaxin tablets
  31. Pingback: revatio 20mg cheap
  32. Pingback: prilosec cheap
  33. Pingback: cheapest prevacid
  34. Pingback: plaquenil pharmacy
  35. Pingback: viagra
  36. Pingback: phenergan for sale
  37. Pingback: nortriptyline otc
  38. Pingback: order motrin
  39. Pingback: cheapest mobic
  40. Pingback: micardis pharmacy
  41. Pingback: mestinon 60mg otc
  42. Pingback: meclizine tablet
  43. Pingback: lopressor purchase
  44. Pingback: lopid 300 mg cheap
  45. Pingback: levaquin australia
  46. Pingback: indocin tablets
  47. Pingback: imuran 50mg cost
  48. Pingback: how to take viagra
  49. Pingback: buy imodium 2mg
  50. Pingback: cialis prices
  51. Pingback: geodon cheap
  52. Pingback: flomax 0,2 mg nz
  53. Pingback: elavil cost
  54. Pingback: cost of dramamine
  55. Pingback: ddavp 0.1mg tablet
  56. Pingback: good thesis
  57. Pingback: buy viagra cheap
  58. Pingback: cheap custom essay
  59. Pingback: cymbalta cost
  60. Pingback: nursing essay help
  61. Pingback: cheap cozaar
  62. Pingback: coumadin purchase
  63. Pingback: order clozaril
  64. Pingback: clomid pills
  65. Pingback: buy cleocin 150mg
  66. Pingback: buy college essay
  67. Pingback: french homework
  68. Pingback: buy an essay
  69. Pingback: essay writings
  70. Pingback: buy levitra in usa
  71. Pingback: writer essay
  72. Pingback: cbd oil for pain
  73. Pingback: buy cialis
  74. Pingback: top car insurance
  75. Pingback: tadalafil cialis
  76. Pingback: aig car insurance
  77. Pingback: car insurance usaa
  78. Pingback: best casino online
  79. Pingback: red dog casino
  80. Pingback: casino game
  81. Pingback: online gambling
  82. Pingback: slots online
  83. Pingback: claritin tablet
  84. Pingback: cephalexin usa
  85. Pingback: cost of ceclor
  86. Pingback: levitra 20 mg uk
  87. Pingback: cialis 20 mg
  88. Pingback: buy cheap viagra
  89. Pingback: buy cialis online
  90. Pingback: buy cialis

Comments are closed.