I believe a high level of stress can cause all kinds of ailments, from cancer to the common cold. So is it worth it? Some people seem to enjoy the adrenaline rush of stress. Well, I can say this — I tried it and I hated it! It’s not worth it. I was getting sick all the time, then I developed a tumor in my gall bladder and for what?! So I could be successful in a career I didn’t really like. That doesn’t make any sense.
“To find your own measure of success is the real goal,” says acclaimed writer and publisher James Atlas. “Comparison is the great obstacle to happiness.”
So I left that line of work and you know what? I’ve noticed how much happier I am. I don’t get sick like I used to. I’ve even noticed how I walk a bit slower than before. Wow! I can’t believe stress had that much of an effect on me! If you’re in a job that you hate and you just don’t seem to have enough sick days… then I say find a new line of work. Trust me, you’ll be much better off.