Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Handling the Pressure

If you are a football fan this week you have probably been discussing the decision by referee Howard Webb to give Man United a penalty on the weekend, the Champions League or your teams battle for promotion or to avoid relegation as we near the end of the season.

The matches between now and the end of the season are a real test of players, managers and referees. This is where we get to see if they can justify their huge wages and if they can handle the pressure. It’s alright being the best player, the best team, the best coach or the best ref but if you can’t handle the pressure you’re not going to win anything regardless of how good you are. This next month is where seasons are made or broken.

In our own lives it’s our ability to handle pressure which will help get us to where we need or want to be. To get a job you will have to either go to an interview, audition or trial where you will have one chance to impress your prospective employers enough to give you the job. In life you will also always been under pressure to make the right decisions and do the right thing which when your growing up can be even harder because of peer pressure.

It is our ability to not be affected in a negative way by pressure that will help us lead a happy and fulfilled life. If you can react to pressure by trying harder and doing better then you can achieve great things. Its like over the next month in football there will be players who crack under the pressure and then there will be some that grab the headlines and score the important goals. So be the one scoring the goals and not the one cracking under pressure.

Adam Sibley
Founder of the Talented Young People organisation
"Envisage it, Believe it, Achieve it!"
”Shaking up the Youth of Today”

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