When you have a deadline, you become faster and more efficient. The pressure turns the coal into diamonds, under the pressure you become indestructible, and there is only one thing that has your attention- your goal.
- Some people argue that working under pressure does not lead to better results, just faster results. But, nobody has drowned in their own sweat. In extremely stressful situations we tend to overthink, and overthinking can destroy our ability to work at our full potential. There are two kinds of pressures: the positive pressure that is essential for the work to be done properly and on time and the second kind, the negative pressure which is unnecessarily built up because we decided to put off the tasks over and over again. That is procrastination. The key is to controlling this habit before it destructs your career. You can reschedule an unimportant task, but make sure you’re not simple making an excuse.
- Surround yourself with people keep you on your toes. You need be with people who support and lift you higher. Get rid of people who comply with your laziness. For example, if you are thinking about losing some weight, you need to be with someone who is going to wake you up at 5 in the morning, instead of someone who forces you to have an extra-cheese pizza. Imagine you had to go to jail if you skipped your workout to sit on the couch instead. How many workouts do you think you’d miss? You just need to find compelling motivation to stick to your
- Put some urgency into your plans. You can get the work done if you have to. Get out of your comfort zone. Put some pressure on you! The plan is to get you excited for the job, not anxious. Concentrate on aspects that will help you perform rather than on aspects that lead to failure. Instead of telling yourself “Don’t mess up”, you tell yourself “You can do this, and you will do this”. Sometimes telling yourself not to do something, increase the chances of you actually doing it. Identify your internal motivation. Find a reason to produce.
- Acknowledge your limitations and take measures to improve it. The key to success is giving the task enough time to be completed. If you can study the whole syllabus in 10 days, why do you have to act like a stud and do it a night before? Focus. Set deadlines.
There are some things you learn best in calmness and some when there is a storm. After all a diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.