“The best players in any high-stakes field – business, entertainment, law, surgery, as well as sport – recognize that pressure occurs at the moments when meaningful accomplishment is possible. In fact, that is the reason why performers perform: for the opportunity to tackle challenges head on, to do something significant, to demonstrate what their hard work and talent can produce.”
– John Eliot, Ph.D
Hard work will get you places. Talent will help you get there as well. Incorporating the two intensifies the results.
Meaningful accomplishments result when there is pressure. You cannot enjoy a diamond without pressure. If everything was easy and simple, there would be no progress.
Adversity develops character. Challenges provide the stimulus to grow.
Be grateful for the pressure. Express your gratitude for the adversity. Welcome the challenges. Without them you would be the same person you were 2, 3, 5, 10 years ago.
The Gratitude Guru
All the Gratitude Quotes can be found here.