When you need to make important decisions, a lot of voices pop up in your head, pulling you in all sorts of directions. Same when emotions are running high, you’re dealing with a busy, busy head. Before this happens again, take a quiet moment and identify the inner voices talking to you. Which one do you trust? Which ones come out when you’re stressed? Which ones are rather soft, but challenging? Give each of them a name. This is your ‘board of directors’. From now on, ask them for an organized roundtable discussion when a situation requires their support.
You’re under pressure because you definitely started this important project too late. How