Under Pressure

ImageWe’ve all been there, felt it — the pressure. For the longest time, I wasn’t sure if I put this need to be perfect, the endless drive to surpass success, on myself or where it was all coming from. Why am I putting myself under this stress and when will I finally say, “Awesome, I’ve done it! I’m successful!”

The GIRLS star, Zosia Mamet, has a new column in Glamour called “My Zo-Called Life” and recently discussed making it, breaking it, and why she won’t lean in.

Here’s a quick excerpt from the article that really struck and got me thinking..

As women we have internalized the idea that every morning we wake up, we have to go for the f–king gold. You can’t just jog; you have to run a triathlon. Having a cup of coffee, reading the paper, and heading to work isn’t enough—that’s settling, that’s giving in, that’s letting them win. You have to wake up, have a cup of coffee, conquer France, bake a perfect cake, take a boxing class, and figure out how you are going to get that corner office or become district supervisor, while also looking damn sexy—but not too sexy, because cleavage is degrading—all before lunchtime.”

What do you think? How can we break this habit and, not just be okay with who we are, but realize that we already are extraordinary in our own ways?


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