Experiencing pressure tends to trigger ‘something’ in most of us. Sure, everyone acts differently when under pressure. If I were to give the same simulation to 10 people we would see 10 different reactions. Functioning well under pressure is an extremely valuable skill to have whether you are an executive, medical professional, investment banker, manager, entrepreneur, or team member.
I do agree with people who say that we grow and learn the most when pushed, when working at the boundary of our abilities and that we have to push over those boundaries every so often. What I do not agree with is that the boundary is static and that you need to be extremely uncomfortable before you learn. “Get out of your comfort zone” is something that I do not agree with.