Pressure to be Perfect

“Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it’s because you’ve started to think of failure.”  – Tommy Lasorda

For years, everytime I would go for a check-up at the Doctor’s they would say, “Your blood pressure is a “bit high” and often suggested that I take medication for it, which I resisted each time.  I would remind them that I was not overweight, that my diet is healthy, and I practice yoga and meditation and yet, I did not have normal blood pressure.

How scared are we of failing? Of not living up to the perfect image that we have created in our mind and believe others demand from us?

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