Why is that some people perform better under pressure while others crumble? Why do we panic when confronted with something that’s challenging? For some of us that challenge might be public speaking, for others it might be a silly presentation at work, for professional athletes it’s the live stage where the lights are shining bright on them.
So when does that ‘panic’ become ‘peak performance’?
When confidence becomes a muscle memory, that’s when panic is replaced by peak performance.
And how does confidence become a muscle memory? Through repetition & practice.
- Repetition + Practice = Confidence
- Confidence = Peak Performance
For me personally, I was shit scared of speaking in public. But the more I’ve done it, the better I’ve become. And I’ve noticed my “panic” turning into “peak performance”. And it’s all thanks to repetition and being in similar situations over and over again. To a point where my body knows exactly what’s about to come & how to deal with it. Of course, you’ll never be 100% prepared for every situation, as they come with their own set of nuances.
But the formula remains pretty simple, repetition and practice will give you that confidence which in-turn will replace panic with peak performance.