Pressure

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

what is it about that word that makes us give into it? one of the toughest things for me is self motivation and self-will. with my recent return to school i have received a lot of pressure from people. things as simple as come and play basketball with us, and more serious things like if i am going to play baseball or not. well i have all ready made up my mind. i don’t know how many times i have told people “no i don’t want to play baseball.” the problem is, is that, that answer is not good enough for them, so then they start to put the pressure on me. “well what will you do when we are at practice and you are sitting here alone?” i have a very simple response to that, i will be happy, this will give me time to read and work on homework.
we face pressure everywhere we go. from the job to our family. i have come to discover pressure is one of the most challenging things in life. think about it. how many decisions have you made because of pressure? it is a tough thing. the word pressure just sounds forceful and scary. i hate that word. i probably got off on a tangent and really didn’t make any sense to anyone but that is all right because it all makes sense in my head.

p.s. just got donald miller’s new book “through painted deserts. i can’t wait to read it.
i got it off of overstock.com for like $10.

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • Adam

    how come you aren’t playing soccer

  • Kyle

    I did not play last year and I would not be any help because I am so out of shape and my touch will be off.

  • Mandy

    dude, that book is awesome. I actually read the original version of it before he re-published and re-printed it, back in the day when it was called “Prayer & the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance.” I’m pretty sure it’s one of my favorite books…I like the way he writes that one more than his other books, just b/c it’s written out like a story.

    Anyways, enjoy it. And way to go for not giving into peer pressure about sports! There’s lots of pressure on this campus sometimes…for sports, DATING, marriage, to go to S-n-S when you have a test to study for, blah blah blah.

    sorry for leaving the longest comment ever.

  • tush

    My friends always pressure me to dance, and I’m always like, “Dude you can’t force the rhythm.” But then they are like, “Dude, the rhythm is going to getcha.”

  • Studio 309 Productions

    how’s that book so far, i still need to read “blue” and “searching”

  • Kyle

    I have not got the chance to start on it yet

  • Adam

    I will have to say I am reading Searching for God knows what and it is a little boring. It is neat but not a super great read. I guess I have heard most of that stuff and it is just regurgitation.

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