Do you thrive under pressure or crumble at the thought of it? Does your best stuff surface as the deadline approaches or do you need to iterate, day after day to achieve something you’re proud of? Tell us how you work best.
I don’t go looking for pressure, I avoid it if I can. But shit happens and sometimes there’s only so much in your control. When it happens the best way to deal with it with a little urgency, keeping a cool mind and to not let it frustrate you otherwise it can overwhelm you and eat you inside out.
My best stuff comes out when I am not facing a deadline and when I have less bullshit to deal with. At times things have worked out well in adversity and against the clock but even if I enjoy the outcome I do not enjoy the pressure of dealing with a 1000 things that could go wrong. Once it a while it’s alright but to always be under pressure isn’t good for you. I would rather have a breather more often than just at the end of a project – keeps you healthier both physically and mentally.
For those of you who feel that you must have pressure to do your best – here’s to ya. More power to you, great for you. That’s ok but it’s not the same for the rest of us. Enjoy!
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