Stay out of "the Zone"
Working Under Pressure
Uncle Bob opens this section with a quick comparison of how surgeons and developers act under pressure. Surgeons act calm and collected, stick to their disciplines and training, and act professionally. Developers usually act like a two year old who just got his toy taken away from him. This is obviously not professional. If you want to be taken seriously as a professional, we must throw out the attitude, stick to our disciplines and act professionally. This does not mean that we put in 80 weeks, coding until 2AM. This will not get more done, but create a mess. This mean that we manage our time better, write more tests, and pair programming to avoid wasting time on debugging.