Pressure can spur you on, but it can also become an obstacle to performance and achievement. It can overwhelm a leader and cause missteps.
Pressure grows more intense across three elements:
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Being connected to the importance of what you are doing is a powerful motivational force. But during peak pressure moments, importance can rise to an unhealthy level and can derail a cause - all you can think about is how important the stakes are and what you might gain and lose.
The secret to managing importance during these pressure moments is to understand that how your view the stakes can be controlled.
If you know you have a high-stakes event coming up, become familiar with feeling pressure and learn to work through it.
For example: If you need to give a presentation to coworkers, rather than practicing on your own, try out your speech on a couple of friends.
The first time women took part in the Olympic events was at the 1900 Games in Paris. Back then, women were allowed to compete in five sports: tennis, sailing, croquet, equestrianism, and golf.
The 2012 Games in London were the first in which women competed in all the sports on the program.
We have always been taught that mental and physical health are two separate entities existing in different planes.
Our mind and body, surprisingly to many, are not two different things.
If someone leaves their job due to a physical injury, it is considered normal, but if the same person is leaving the job due to a mental health issue, then their decision is criticised and they may even have to deal with long-lasting consequences.