How to Utilize Pressure to Become Successful

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Pressure and Success

Pressure is force acting on something. I’m not gonna bore you with physics but only relate it to life cos i found a principle here that rules life.

The principle is;
You can’t be successful without pressure.

in other words, you can’t be successful in your comfort zone.

There’s a story about a man who decided not to marry the kings daughter again because of the test in which he’ll have to swim a river which there were crocodiles in. However, during the test, someone pushed him into the water and he swam for his life and quickly got to the other end. He was not looking for the daughter again. He was looking for who pushed him into the water.

What drove him to swim was pressure from the condition of the water he was in. He went straight for the end of the river. He know he gotta do it and as far is that water is concerned. He could do it.

The pressure motivated him. Now motivation is not enough for success. This is where pressure comes in.

Time management

Lets delve deep.
We are not swimming for success. We all have our various handwork. We are motivated about it, but are we plugged to the pressure?

Observe that you’re not the one pressing yourself. It comes from the environment. And this is what I’m talking about. This pressure is good and has made people successful. People who stayed out of their comfort zones.

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If its not a comfort zone, it’s a pressure zone. If you get this, you will know that success is very easy. Motivation alone won’t get you there. Just find that pressure zone and run there. See also : The Amazon story by Jeff Bezos

But before you get on your marks…

There’s a factor to consider and that factor is mindset. If your mind and thought patterns isn’t correct, pressure will cause you to do all the wrong things. And eventually won’t give you the life you wanted. Pressure can make you or mar you. It comes down to mindset.

Hustle and Bustle

Nigeria as a country is hard. Economy has put pressure on people. Lots of criminal activities and people doing crazy things for money. All i see is hustlers with the wrong mindset.

If only your mind is set right..

“Pressure will make you”

Again, mindset first.

An analogy is relief sculpture and repeat pattern. A relief sculpture is used to make repeat patterns of art by carving a piece of rubber or wood, and then dabbing it on paint and then stamping it on surfaces to make design. The artist spends his time carving and when he’s done, he can make millions of art by stamping if he wish. That’s how the mind works.

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If you spend time conditioning, renewing your mind and taking in words, written or spoken words, attending seminars, meeting inspiring people, surrounding yourself with them. Auditing the media you expose yourself to.. Then your mind becomes conditioned for success.

All that’s left is to step out and go and harness that pressure.

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Schwiz Josh

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