WOTD: Pressure

Good Morning from the TaylorMade family! Happy Monday. I hope everyone is having a great start to their day today. This is a question for everybody, have you ever felt under pressure from work? or anything that you're doing for that matter? Pressure derives from expectations from other people and sometimes even yourself, and when you can't meet those expectations you suddenly get this sense of depression and the feeling that you aren't good enough. Those thoughts and feelings are detrimental to one's health and well-being. We all understand that you have to meet certain expectations at your place of work on a daily basis, but is it worth your health? or your entire life for that matter? Of course not. My solution to this is to clear your mind and take things one step at a time because most people who are under pressure are usually swamped with many different tasks that has certain deadlines, some obviously closer than others. Once you clear your mind, then take a breather and start organizing your tasks from least important/due dates being at a later time to most important/due dates being an earlier time. Once you do that then everything becomes much easier and you can do things much more efficiently. The only time pressure exist is when you're constantly being reminded by your superior or yourself that you have a pending task to complete when deep in the back of your mind, you already know this. The constant reminder is what really adds the pressure to whatever task(s) you're working not the actual task itself. So to summarize if you know you have something under control already, don't pressure yourself about it, just finish it, you'll see at the end that it was really nothing to stress yourself about in the first place.

Today's quote comes from American neurosurgeon, author and politician Ben Carson from Brain Quotes and he states:

"No matter how good you are at planning, the pressure never goes away. So I don't fight it. I feed off of it. I turn pressure into motivation to do my best."

My interpretation of this quote is that no matter how careful you do plan to tackle the pressure, it actually never goes away, so instead of tackling it turn it into motivation. While I don't wholeheartedly agree with this quote, Mr. Carson does make a point stating to turn pressure into motivation. If you're under pressure it motivates you to get the job done and start on something else that's hopefully not as stressful or puts you under a lot of pressure. I disagree with the fact when he states that "pressure never goes away". I think that it actually does depending on what you're dealing with, like I stated in my post, I don't think it's the workload that puts pressure on an individual it's either you, the individual or your superior at your workplace that does.