The only thing that thrives on pressure is a tire. Now, you might be one of those people who says, “but wait, I use pressure all the time in order to produce results.” Notice that I used the word “thrive”. Yes, you might be producing the results but not in a way that takes care of you. There is a huge cost to producing results this way. Your natural response to pressure is to resist and to push against it. This requires both energy and effort on your part, which is energy and effort that is no longer available towards reaching your goal. Usually this happens because people have not made the distinction between pressure and intensity. Pressure is a force applied from the outside. Intensity is a power that comes from within you. Pressure is a force that is forcing you to do something that you might not want to do. Intensity is compelling focused desire that naturally moves you forward.