What’s wrong? too much pressure?

February 20, 2009

Well well, without doubt these are some hard times with the whole crisis thing going on… Even in the ever growing scenario of IT and the related business challenges, I can feel the raising need of fast and effective change. This surely puts some serious pressure to the guys involved, but in the end I decided that pressure, at least for me, is a good thing. Let me clarify this: constant pressure isn’t good, because in the long run you just can’t sense the difference, and start behaving the wrong way… What is good, instead, is a sudden spark of pressure, every once in a while. This is a good test to prove how much you’re elastic/flexible and how good you can perform in this critical conditions.
This reminds me of ‘the devil’s advocate’ movie (great movie, btw) in which Al Pacino tells Keanu Reeves something like: ‘Pressure. Changes everything.
Some people, you squeeze them, they focus. Some people fold. Can you summon your talent at will? Can you deliver on deadline? Can you sleep at night?’
This, along with the ‘they don’t see you arrive’ thing, pretty much explains it all.

Tough times? Hell yeah… But that’s when those who can stand the pressure can make the difference.


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