Optimism: Can you be when you're under pressured?

@tryxiness (4548)
Philippines
November 12, 2007 4:19pm CST
Ok. Something inside me is creeping up. Our whole organization is organizing an event later today, I was incharge with the bouquet, I asked someone from a partner organization to prepare for the bouquet. Early this morning, my contact texted me saying that, the flowers they had were roses, while I prescribed mums, since the event will be in the afternoon. So, this is really creeping me up. I am generally an optimist, but when it comes to my officemates, I tend to feel the pressure. Sigh. I don't wanna be an obsessive-compulsive biatch... Urghh. Anyways, i know, i should trust those partners we have. Maybe the bouquets will be fine.I have an officemate who really is an OC and dealing with her is not really that easy, the thought that I am pressured by the mere thought of her is scary. I am thinking of the bouquets and my officemate... and it's driving me nuts. So can you still be an optimist under pressure?
3 responses
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
I believe that you stick to what you believe is right, stand for it and let the day pass on. To worry about it will only cause you too much pressure, which is obviously not a good feeling to have especially when you're working. As for your officemate, maybe it would be good to atleast let her feel your PRESENCE and prove to her that you are not to be bullied by her that easily.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
I really appreciate the support. :) I guess, she said nothing much about the bouquets. :) They were really pretty. Sigh. I wish they felt my presence, it's just that events like these are not my thing. I mean, if they ask me about stuff on my project I can answer them, but with these kind of stuff, I really freak out. :) Again, thank you. :P
• Philippines
12 Nov 07
i think you still can... i have a few officemates who are also my friends who are still optimistic despite pressure.. but it takes a whole damn lot of practice... my friends call it "grace under pressure"..... as for me i've practicing that since i got my job and i still couldn't get it right yet because there are times things just get into your nerves and most response is a snap of great heavy "WORDS"... you know what i mean... it takes a lot of experience.... but nevertheless we don't stop practicing... goodluck tryx :-)
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
13 Nov 07
Hello. I really appreciate your words of encouragement. Things worked out well. The bouquets are pretty. And my officemate, thank God she's not under her OC mode, is OK. I mean, she was nice to me and all. She really is nice, but there are times when I can feel her pressure. Anyways, the event went well. The bouquets were really pretty. Thank you for the support. Hugs. :P
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• United States
12 Nov 07
Yes you can still be an optimist when the going gets tough. It is called looking for the "Silver Lining". See as a good person life evens out so even if you are stuck with the roses, look at it this way... Since you have Roses and the Normal is Mums then that will be something that will stand out. If asked about the Roses make a statement about being an Innovater rather then being stuck in the same old rut and that is what sets you out from the crowd as you are a TREND SETTER rather than a sheep being lead to slaughter. Thus a mishap becomes an assett. I hope that this has been a little helpful to you. Have a GREAT EVENING and enjoy your event!!
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
12 Nov 07
Thank you for pointing that out. Yes. I will keep what you said in heart. :P Thanks it really is a sigh of relief. :)