Calvin Strachan | The Power of Practicing Under Pressure
Over the span of my career I've held many roles, most of which required me to perform under massive pressure.
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The Power of Practicing Under Pressure

You may have heard the phrase; “Practice makes perfect”. But have you heard the re-boot?

“Practice doesn’t make perfect.  Perfect practice makes perfect.”

While I’m not a fan of aiming for perfection…there is some validity to this statement. What it means to me is, you have to practice in the same manner as you want to perform.

So, if you’re under pressure to deliver a great presentation, or make the game winning shot or close the deal; it won’t do you any good to prepare for that situation without pressure.

You need to practice under pressure if you want to perform under pressure.

The idea that there are people among us with a natural ability to excel when the pressure is on is a myth.

Countless studies and research papers have demonstrated that when the pressure is on even the best of us crumble.  It doesn’t matter if its Michael Jordan, Barack Obama, Tom Brady or Oprah Winfrey the data shows that in the heat of moment performance suffers.

Understand, that doesn’t mean that they quit. That simply means, there is a noticeable difference between their results when there is no pressure and their results when there is a lot of pressure.

But for some, the difference is more pronounced.

So, if you want to reduce the effects of pressure on your results, this is the video for you. There is real power in practicing under pressure

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