6 Quotes to Bust Startup Stress

December 11, 2014

7:00 am

How do you combat startup stress when it threatens to overwhelm you?

We’ve written before about ways that can help, including getting to the root of stress, getting involved in your startup community, and disconnecting.

But sometimes, you don’t have time. You might just have two minutes between meetings, not enough to get comfortable and relax your breathing. Health care company Gompels created the Startup Stress Relief Generator, a site whose sole purpose is to feed you inspirational and stress-reducing quotes.

Here’s a sampling:

On dealing with adversity

Life is not a matter of having good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

All great changes are preceded by chaos.”

– Deepak Chopra

On worrying

Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.”

– Randy Armstrong

On taking some time to relax

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”

– Chinese proverb

“Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.”

– John de Paola

On thinking

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”

– William James

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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact kira@tech.co.

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