21 Oct Shift from panic to pumped instantly
I want talk to you about being panicked and being pumped up and what the difference is.
Why am I bringing this up? Basketball playoffs just finished and I’m a basketball fan. Some of you may not be but there’s an important point I want to bring up here. Steph Curry was in an interview and I know he didn’t play in the playoffs this year but Steph Curry was a very good player when he was playing. He’ll be back next year. My point is this. I watched him in an interview talk about being excited and how he had the jitters, the butterflies in the stomach and mind racing, kind of nervous, heart racing and all the signs of panic. He said, “You know what? When your heart’s racing and your hands are shaking, you’re jittery and you’re mumbling a little bit,” he continued, “That means I’m turned on. I’m ready to play.”
It’s funny because most of us consider that to be panic. So, I found this old piece of research from Dr. Don Greene. He’s a sports psychologist and he helped folks perform better under pressure. He helped people at Juilliard, the famous drama school. Dr. Greene formed this energy zone chart. He asked the question, where does your energy go when you’re performing under pressure?
And on this video I want to walk you through why it’s important to notice where your energy is during your biggest moments.