The Real Truth About The 3 Kinds of Pressure

The Real Truth About The 3 Kinds of Pressure

There are 3 kinds of pressure in life.

  • Too much,
  • Not enough and
  • The right amount.

Too much pressure and things breakdown.  Not enough pressure and things regress, they atrophy and they go backwards.  But the right amount and we break through, we grow, we adapt.

This will be your definitive guide on how to deal with pressure in life and hopefully we’ll be busting a few myths about pressure.

Pressure is an inevitable part of life and can come in many forms. It can be physical, mental, emotional, or societal. Regardless of the type, pressure can be both positive and negative.  Let’s explore the three kinds of pressure and how to manage them.

  1. Too much pressure

Too much pressure can cause stress, anxiety, and burnout. It can make you feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with the demands of life. Too much pressure can come from various sources, such as work, school, relationships, or personal expectations.

How to manage too much pressure: it’s essential to identify the source, take responsibility for it and then make a decision about its validity then look for ways to reduce or eliminate it.  It is also incredibly important to take a moment to identify who you are, where you are and what time it is.

Yes, you can say no to additional responsibilities, you can delegate tasks, or seek support from others yet if you’re adding additional meaning to the incoming pressure, you’re not in the now and you’re responding to imaginary events.

Additionally, when you’re practicing self-care activities, like exercise, meditation, breath work, and mindfulness, you will be far better equipped to control how you respond when you feel like you’re under too much pressure.

You get to choose here.  Breakdown or break through.

  1. Not enough pressure

Not enough pressure will lead to complacency, boredom, and a lack of motivation. It will leave you feeling unchallenged and stagnant in life. Not enough pressure comes from a lack of goals, low expectations, and/or fears of failure.

Remember, complacency and boredom will lead to you focusing only on the problems.  You’ll start having feelings of antagonism and anger.  When you get there and you allow fear and doubt to creep in, you then start making bad decisions.

Considering that you are made in the image of the divine, you were not put on this planet to be mediocre, average or ordinary.

To manage not enough pressure: it’s crucial to set big goals that expand and  challenge your current beliefs.  You need a goal and a mission.  Goals that generate high levels of interest, that are fun to move toward and that get you excited about the future.  Look to be as present as you can while moving towards something even bigger and better than your current condition.

Have goals so big your problems pale in comparison.          -Grant Cardone

Set bigger goals and then start trying new and interesting things.  Learn a new skill, get a hobby, or take on a new project.  Additionally, connect with other people who will inspire and…  wait for it….  PRESSURE you to grow and develop.  Basically, get better friends.

  1. The right amount of pressure

Ahhh…  The right amount of pressure!  The right amount of pressure will motivate and inspire you to achieve your goals. It will help you perform at your best and feel fulfilled in life. The right amount of pressure comes when you are setting big fat juicy challenging goals that get you moving toward your true potential.

To maintain the right amount of pressure: it’s essential to stay focused on your goals (write them down at least twice a day) and have a growth mindset.  You also need to be visualizing success, keeping track of progress, and celebrating all wins and achievements. Additionally, as I just mention, if you’re surrounding yourself with the wrong people, you’re just making it harder on yourself.  You need supportive and positive people who will help you maintain the right amount of pressure.

WRAP UP:  The Real Truth About The 3 Kinds of Pressure

Wrapping this up, pressure is an inevitable part of life. It can come in many forms and be both positive and healthy or negative and destructive.  When you are aware of and have understanding about the three kinds of pressure, you will be able to manage them in such a way that you will achieve abundance and fulfillment in all areas of your life.

Remember, too much pressure “squish like grape”, not enough pressure and you’re nothing more than a lump of coal (that means fuel for other people’s energy), but the right amount of pressure and you will achieve all of your dreams, create your future and live up to your true potential.