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The ability to think clearly, maintain composure, gather intel, communicate effectively while under pressure are all skills learned during military training. How long do you think a soldier without these critical life and battle skills will survive in combat or behind enemy line? my guess is, not long. If a soldier does not posses the necessary skills to survive long in battle, that is complacency and it leads to extinction. A soldier need to be combat ready on multiple front in other to survive. This same rule apply to real life situations.
Life will throw us a curve ball that will knock us off course from time to time and how we respond to those threat says a lot about who we are and our capabilities.
Fundamentally, to be successful in any endeavor, you must posses the ability to think rationally on your feet, communicate effectively and maintain composure under pressure. This characteristic builds trust and confidence, not just to yourself but to your associates.
In the business world and as a woman, the need to be assertive, physically and orally cannot be over emphasized. We need to take the bull by the horn and eliminate any form of weakness in all our dealings and situation that have the propensity to define us.
An article published in psychology today, stresses that an individual who possesses assertiveness react to positive and negative emotion without becoming aggressive. This is highly accurate considering the fact that an assertive personality tend to be highly confident and confidence helps in reacting and controlling a situation and its outcome.
Some of the strategy to adopt when under pressure is to first recognize and understand the situation you are in, take a deep breath, breath in and out. Talk positively to yourself that you got this, you have this under control and after that, you will be able to respond to the trigger with clarity of mind.