March 26


Are your stressed? (part 2)

(Did you read part 1 yet?   Click here.)

Yesterday we focused on perspective.

Today I want to really narrow our focus to importance.

Are you giving more importance to things that are not really important?

As Tony Robbins says, “Are you majoring in minor stuff?”


What are you giving importance to?

In my senior year in high school, I qualified to run in the 2 mile track and field state championships. That week leading up to it I had taken 10 final exams, each 3 hours long and worth 75% of my final grade.  When the gun went off I quickly positioned in fourth place comfortably. We ran for 1.5 miles and I felt good. But with half a mile left a line of 7 runners that were drafting behind me pulled out to my right shoulder and ran right by me. I remember watching them pass by in slow motion. I was helpless. I wanted to go but my legs were flat and had no more juice.

Remember, what you constantly think about will consume your energy.

For me it was my studies. I didn’t know it at the time that I would be affected so much but the results speak for themselves.

Many people spend their days focusing on little things, the things that are not truly that important. They become overwhelmed and fatigued because they have not filtered out what is important.

When you feel stressed, reflect what are you stressed about. Is it really that important?

Will it matter in a few months? a year? 10 years?

If it is, ask yourself the most important question you can ask…Why?

If you keep asking why you will find that the least common denominator is FEAR.

Yes fear.

Fear of rejection, fear that you won’t be loved, fear that you won’t be good enough.

Your perception is your reality even if reality is something else. Rest assured, rejection is not the end of the world, you are worthy of love, and you are good enough. Don’t judge your performance on activities as indicators of your self worth. You are not what you do. You are a miracle, a unique individual.

Understanding this is imperative to making the transition and shifting your focus to what is truly important.

Next Step

Pay attention to you language. The words you choose and the way you say things will impact your emotions and re-actions to situations.

Frame your situation/life/work/relationships in an empowering perspective.

Don’t major in the minors. Major on the majors. Take the most important things in your life and focus on this first. Then if you have time for the others you can choose to address the others.

I don’t have all the answers that are right for you, only you do. My job as a coach, a mentor is to guide you and empower you to your own path of enlightenment. If you take that journey with me I can assure you that you will come out stronger, more focused, excited about life.

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PS – What are your thoughts on this post? Did this help you? Leave a comment below.


armando cruz, challenges, mindset, motivation, perspective, stress, tony robbins, transformation

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  • Wow! This article had quite an effect on me. It was an awakening! I have been majoring in the minors. I have been consumed by worrying on the unimportant and not realizing it until this very moment. By being consumed by the unimportant stressors, I have been exhausted to do the major things, the important things, the things that matter today and will matter tomorrow and ten years from now. I can not express the gratitude and appreciation I owe to this article. It hit home. Thank you.

    • Thank you Jeannette for expressing your gratitude and sharing your experience. I am glad this has helped you take the steps to create a life of abundance, joy, and productivity.

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