Pressure Is a Privilege

Around Labor Day, Wayne was watching the U.S. Open tennis tournament and caught sight of an engraved plaque that competitors walked by upon their exits to the stadium court. It said, “Pressure is a privilege.” That’s a curious statement… Where did it come from, and what does it mean?

Please tune in this week as Wayne unpacks this famous quote from Billie Jean King along with other quotes from Truman Capote and Malcolm Muggeridge. Under what circumstances do you consider pressure to be a privilege? Please share with us in the comments.

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  1. Well done Wayne.. Leadership is a privilege and with it comes pressure, the pressure of duty and responsibility. How we respond is the measure of our success. “WHEN WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO CHANGE A SITUATION, WE ARE CHALLENGED TO CHANGE OURSELVES.” – VIKTOR FRANKL

    • Wow, Jim! First Viktor Frankl reference ever! Was thinking of reviewing Man’s Search for Meaning, but thought it might be a little dark due to the horrifying history of the concentration camps…

  2. My daughter’s teacher said it best, “I’d much rather hire a C student who learned how to obtain an A, than an A student who never experienced failure.” -Mr. Lester

    • Well said, Cherie!

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