Full Steam Ahead!

Many decades ago, on long train journeys, my father would take me to the end of the long platform and show me the mighty steam engine which pulled us. “Do you know how it works, Bob?” he asked once. I shook my head, “Pressure!” he said. “The steam builds up such pressure inside the turbine that it pushes those wheels which pull the train and gets all of us from one place to another. Imagine how well pressure is put to work, to make it a success!”

But there are many who, instead of using pressure successfully, break under it.

How do you cope with the pressures of everyday life, the demands and the difficulties we confront during the course of a typical workday? There’s a saying, “Life would not be so bad if it were not for the people.” A corollary statement to that might be, “Work would not be so bad if it were not for the pressures.”

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Robert Clements is a newspaper columnist with an estimated readership of 6 million. He also conducts a short-term writer’s course. Contact him at bobsbanter@gmail.com for more details.

Robert Clements

Robert Clements is a newspaper columnist with an estimated readership of 6 million. He also conducts a short-term writer’s course. Contact him at bobsbanter@gmail.com for more details.