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I remember once waking up to read a news article, wherein a very successful senior official of a company passed away while doing a work-out in the morning. Later it was revealed that he was working on lot of stress and had not slept properly for many days at stretch. This is what life is in many parts of the world where corporate life has become so hectic that health takes a back seat. Stress is something that we are used to taking from our school days. Performance related, peer pressure, social pressure we have seen it all. Ability to handle success and failure is key to survival. Today we see increase in number of suicides due to failure in 10th and 12th grades. We have seen many cases of suicides/deaths of many Hollywood stars/singers due to drug overdose. Stardom comes with lot of pressure from fans and media, and the easy way out thought is drugs and anti-depressants, over dependence on both can be fatal. In today’s time and age amount of travel involved leads to spending most of the time away from our families and family in my opinion is the biggest stress reliever. A very pertinent point raised in this article is about the Change. I too believe in the saying that Change is only constant in life. Today in our corporate life change happens at a regular interval. Change of job, location, boss all can create disruption in our life. The better we handle it is easier for us to survive in the competitive world. Change of president in USA affects our job in India is a classic example of stress related to Change. Change is also very aptly explained in Kubler - Ross Change Curve. It talks of Denial, Bargaining, Anger, Depression, and Acceptance. As a human tendency, we first refuse to accept the change and stay in Denial mode, the stages move forward and the earlier we are able to come in to acceptance mode, which we generally do, better for us. In your article you have summed up today’s global and fast moving world being defined as VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous). I always know this is as VUCCA where another “C” stands for Chaotic. I would like to end with a quote by Robin Sharma “Change is hard at First, Messy in the middle and Gorgeous at the end”

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