I know it is hard. We have all been there. Our emotions are welling up inside of us and we are on the verge of having our hearts and our pain spill out into tears streaking across our face. Under intense pressure (from a boss, a co-worker, a client, a friend, a family member, and/ or ourselves) we bend (but we don't break). It would feel so good to let it all out. To stop trying to hold back the tears brimming in our eyes and to just relax. Everyone cries. It is a normal human emotion. What would be the harm?
The harm would be that we could potentially destroy our career if we are perceived as 'too weak' to handle the pressure. If we aspire to additional income that usually means that we will have to accept additional responsibility. If we demonstrate in a flow of tears (usually accompanied with a runny nose and sad whimpering) that we are not able to handle the responsibility we will most likely not receive the additional income and opportunity that we desire.
But, the demands placed on us are unrealistic! There is no way that all of the tasks could be done by any human. The pressure is unrelenting. We are not robots.We are human and we all have limits.
The challenge is that extraordinary compensation is [...]