GS Article 7
PRESSURE REDUCTION VIA GOAL-SETTING AND PERSONAL
by Rajen Devadason
The cyclone derives its power from a calm
centre. So does a person.
I'm now in my 40s.
It is conceivable that I may not have got to
this age, if I hadn't made some radical changes
in my career about a decade ago.
You see, even when
I was in my mid-20s, my doctor identified a
tendency toward high blood pressure. But every
job I went into required more and more of me,
thus causing my blood pressure to shoot up from
work-related stress as well as snowballing sleep
Does that sound
familiar to you?
If so, you might want to
consider using core goal-setting techniques to
put in place a personal version of what is
called business process management in the
industrial and corporate arenas.
According to the
free online encyclopedia Wikipedia:
is a set of activities which
organizations can perform to
optimize their business
processes or adapt them to new
. As these
activities are usually aided by
software tools, the term BPM is
synonymously used to refer to
the software tools themselves."
definition is replete with jargon, if you take
the time to look at it closely again, and
substitute your own words for your life, your
work or your family for the terms in that
definition that refer to the
'organisation', you'll realise there is no
reason why you can't set up a series of personal
own life's processes.
Obviously, tools - both software and
intellectual - can and probably should be used to help you in this
In my life, the
key eventual migration away from a stressful,
hypertension-inducing, life in journalism and
later in institutional investing as an equities
analyst was achieved through a careful process
of dream identification and goal-setting.
Over the years,
I've been able to reshape my life into something
that closely resembles my mental ideal. I'm not
there yet, so I still
work hard, but more and more I do so now on my own terms.
If you'd like to
learn about what I've discovered along this long
journey, you're welcome to do so in my
So, make a decision
today to put in place new processes that will
inject a fresh level of calm control in your
life. You don't need to use my books to do so.
Just carry out the research required to help you
identify ways to inject human-friendly variants
of conventional business process management
methods into your life.
Doing so wisely
should grant you access to internal
and eternal resources that will empower you to
do far more than you've probably ever dared to
in place personal process management initiatives
to suppress any latent tendencies toward hypertension
and perhaps even reduce already high blood pressure
readings. (As with all
such matters, please be smart about this and
make sure you also consult a doctor if you
already exhibit high BP numbers.)
© Rajen Devadason