Create The Right Amount Of Tension

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Brian Kight

There is too much tension and too little tension. You see it everywhere.

Too much tension on a wire, it snaps. Too little, it sags.
Too much tension on a muscle, it tears. Too little, it weakens.
Too much tension in a relationship, it shatters. Too little, it stalls.
Too much tension on a team, it divides. Too little, it decays.
Too much tension in your mind, it burns out. Too little, it fades away.
Too much tension in your life, it’s overwhelming. Too little, it’s boring.

You can weaken yourself through too little tension just as easily as you can through too much tension. You’ll need to constantly observe and adjust in order to keep the right amount of tension in your life. Enough to make you work hard but not so much it buries you. Enough to challenge you but not so much it destroys you. Stay strong through smart tension.

Everything is training for something. Do the work.

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