I can relate totally to this as a matter of fact I have termed this "The Gift of Desperation". I perform best when I'm completely backed into a corner "or" on rare occasion I completely fall flat on my face.I'm also thinking of when I was kicked of my parents' house. Until then I had always had so many problems trying to find jobs, not to mention my phobia of phones. Well, the pressure caused me to make 300 phone calls, got a relatively fun job in 24 hours and found a room for rent in less than 2 days. Unless it gets really ugly and I feel an urgency to keep myself safe, I struggle a lot in life to make things happen. Not gonna lie, the rush of such extreme situations is not exactly off-putting. Even if I feel sick to my stomach and the whole thing makes me cry and swear like a sailor, I feel alive.