Everyone feels pressure at certain times, but some people feel it more than others. And some people handle it differently. There are people that fold under even the slightest pressure, while others thrive under a moderate amount of pressure, but succumb to the power of pressure as the magnitude increases.
There is even a small group of people that seem to be addicted to pressure. They often work on Wall Street, in emergency rooms, or as risk- taking entrepreneurs. Given the wide range of responses, pressure and stress are interesting topics.
The ability to manage pressure can influence every part of your life:
- Physical health
- Mental and emotional health
- The ability to parent
Your skill in handling stress and pressure can affect these different aspects of your life. Since pressure is a common part of life, learning to handle it appropriately makes a lot of sense.
Pressure affects everyone. It influences some more than others. Regardless of your present ability to deal with pressure, you can do better. There are numerous tools and strategies available for those that want to deal successfully with pressure. The responsibility to use them is yours.