We all have stress. It comes with the territory of being human. But where we get into trouble, and by 'trouble,' what I mean is; the reason why our stress causes us to suffer, is because of the way we've chosen to think about our stress.
How might the quality of my life be different if I truly believed that all the things that challenge me are the very stimulus I need in order to be able to grow?
It's how you talk to and treat yourself, during your times of stress that determine whether or not you will actually grow.
The lobster doesn't get mad at himself when he realizes his shell is too small and limiting. He simply follows the natural order of his life. He goes with the flow of his stress by breaking out of his shell; thereby allowing himself to feel more free.
Maybe your stress is here to help you break out of your shell? Maybe it's trying to help you experience another level of feeling free. The trick in all of this is not to fight your shell, but rather to be willing to happily let it go.
ps. We will continue to fight against allowing ourselves to grow until we feel worthy of the freedom that waits for us on the other side.