According to Tennis magazine if you're going to be the best at your chosen field you are going to have to embrace the pressure. The article also states that pressure is just another word for responsibility.
Let's face it, athletes battle each and every day with the pressure to
achieve their dream. A few years ago, an American athlete named John Isner
played an 11 hour match against a French player named Nicolas Mahut. Would you
battle 11 hours for your dream?
We have to embrace the pressure and carry on. For example, I'm a hood girl, I come from nothing. My pressure is the fact
that I know my family needs me to continue striving for this dream. I have to
accept that pressure or let them down. What is your pressure? The
responsibility on your shoulders that just won't let you quit.
Tennis magazine said it best, "Look in the mirror and say, I ...am...better...than...this...
and actually do something about it."