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Pressure

Pressure usually represents opportunity.
Jimmy Connors

I like added pressure. It makes me work harder.
Mary Lou Retton

Pressure is neither good nor bad. You can convert pressure into negative tension and worry – or positive expectation and enthusiasm. It’s a choice you make yourself.
Edge Keynote

You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.
James Bilkey

It’s important that you don’t fear pressure: You should embrace it. It brings out the best in all of us. You want it every day of your working life. You want to feel that each day you are under a microscope, that you are involved in something that’s important.
Rick Pitino

The Power of Priorities

We will always have time for the things we put first.
Liane Steele

Try to make decisions based on your priorities, not your pressures.
Patrick Morley

It is impossible to do everything people want you to do. You have just enough time to do God’s will. If you can’t get it all done, it means you’re trying to do more than God intended for you to do.
Rick Warren

There’s no such thing as not enough time if you’re doing what you want to do.
Robert Half

People who are consistent winners manage their challenges in hierarchical fashion. They set priorities and they live those priorities. They commit to managing their time in such a way that they do not spend time grinding along on priority number two or three or four if priority number one needs their attention.
Phillip McGraw

Priorities

How you spend your time reveals your priorities. You always have time for the things you put first.
Taro Gold

When your schedule leaves your brain drained and stressed to exhaustion, it’s time to give up something. Delegate. Say no. Be brutal. It’s like cleaning out a closet – after a while, it gets easier to get rid of things. You discover that you really didn’t need them anyway.
Marilyn Ruman

We all find time to do what we really want to do.
William Feather

I win Player of the Year, and 48 hours later I’m in Bucharest seeing street kids. I mean, how important is golf when you see something like that?
Betsy King

I often let football become more than a career to me – it was sometimes an obsession. As I began to understand what the Bible taught about loving God and my family, it helped me put football in perspective. While it didn’t mean I wanted to win any less, I realized whatever I did or didn’t accomplish as coach of the Cowboys wasn’t the most important thing in my life. And that helped take some of the pressure off.
Tom Landry

Relieve Stress

The real key to relieving stress is gaining control over irritants you have the power to change and accepting those you don’t.
Dr. Paul Rosch

Sometimes, all we need to do to de-stress is change the tape that runs in our heads. Most of us have a habit of making problems worse by saying things to ourselves like, “This is terrible,” or, “I have really screwed up.” Instead, say supportive and positive things to yourself, such as, “I can deal with this.”
Frederic Luskin

Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.
Natalie Goldberg

Since stress is the body’s way of dealing with threats, a simple way to de-stress is to use your body’s response to good things to your advantage. A few moments spent thinking how lucky you are to be alive or how grateful you are to be loved or how in awe you are of nature’s beauty all send a chemical message that life is good throughout your body.
Frederic Luskin

The Power of Priorities

Never let the urgent crowd out the important.
Kelly Walker

When we set priorities in advance it reduces the pressure we feel when we must make decisions under fire.
Patrick Morley

Highly effective people are not necessarily those who get a ton of things done, but those who get the most important things done. They concentrate on scheduling their priorities, rather than prioritizing their schedule.
Peter Lowe

The key to successful time management is doing the most important task first, and giving it your full concentration, to the exclusion of everything else.
Alex MacKenzie

My cancer diagnosis prompted me to get my priorities straight, and fast. I realized that my health and family came first, my career second. It’s not that I care less about baseball, but I have a stronger sense than ever before of its place in my life.
Joe Torre

Opportunity

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John D. Rockefeller

To win, you must treat a pressure situation as an opportunity to succeed, not an opportunity to fail.
Gardner Dickinson

Getting fired from a job may be a good opportunity, because it’s a chance to start fresh and get a better job – that’s the only way to look at it.
Yogi Berra

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
George Elliot

You can always build opportunity out of tragedy.
Thomas Edison, on his warehouse burning

Pressure

Pressure usually represents opportunity.
Jimmy Connors

I like added pressure. It makes me work harder.
Mary Lou Retton

Pressure is neither good nor bad. You can convert pressure into negative tension and worry – or positive expectation and enthusiasm. It’s a choice you make yourself.
Edge Keynote

You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.
James Bilkey

It’s important that you don’t fear pressure: You should embrace it. It brings out the best in all of us. You want it every day of your working life. You want to feel that each day you are under a microscope, that you are involved in something that’s important.
Rick Pitino