Think of the last time you put a lot of pressure on yourself to complete something. The pressure didn’t come from others, it was all from you. We all do this, but have you recently stopped to examine why we add pressure to ourselves?
The pressure we add rarely moves us to work faster and/or accomplish more. In many cases, self-initiated pressure directs us to merely get it done with and on time. This of course is not meeting the originating goal for the work.
Think about it clearly as the pressure begins to enter your mind. Why am I adding this to my thought process at this time? Learn and apply what you are learning to eliminate this self-imposed pressure as another barrier.
“Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it’s because you’ve started to think of failure.” — Tommy Lasorda —