Some people work great on deadlines, they excel under pressure doing their most creative work when a impossible deadline hangs over their heads.
I’m not like that…
For me the stress of deadlines is crumpling, it holds me back and leaves me stuck in a fear of not achieving. Instead of acting on the problem I tend to feel vanquished as if no matter what I do I have already lost.
Not only does the stress prevent me from acting it also crumples my creative spirit leaving me lost and without any direction to hold on to.
With an opponent this strong my only chance is to ignore the deadline, pretend I’m not scared and focus on what has to be done.In hopes that I can trick my mind into believing that everything is okay!
What about you can you work under pressure? Or do you function better without it?
When do you get your best results?
- Know Your Enemy – What is Stress? (drbenitaswartout.com)
- Workplace Stress – How Can I Manage My Stress Levels at Work? (career-advice.monster.co.uk)