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Simon Sinek on Training Your Mind to Perform Under Pressure

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    Translator: Cristina Mantione
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    E: What does it mean to perform under
    pressure in the work that you do?
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    S: Performing under pressure, whether
    it's me or anybody else, is the same.
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    You know, I have the same pressure as
    anyone else. There's time, performance,
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    there's financial...I mean, there - you
    know - there's deadline
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    My preassures are not unique.
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    The situation's may be different or, you
    know,
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    but everybody has the same kinds of
    pressures, but what I found or
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    what I find fascinating is the
    interpretation of the stimuli.
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    If, if... let me explain: so, I was
    watching the Olympics,
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    this last summer Olympics, and I was
    amazed at how bad questions were that
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    the reporters were to ask to the athletes,
    and almost always they asked the same
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    question, whether they were about to
    compete or after they competed:
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    "Were you nervous, right?"
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    And to a tee all the athletes went:
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    "No!"
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    Right! And what I realized, is it's not
    that they're not nervous.
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    It's the interpretation of what happens in
    their bodies. I mean, what happens when
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    you're nervous, right? Your heart rate
    starts to go, you know, you sort of get
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    a little tensed, you get a little sweaty,
    right?
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    You have expectation of what's coming, and
    we interpret that "I'm nervous".
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    Now, what's the interpretation of excited?
    Your heart rate starts to go, you become -
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    you're anticipating what's coming, right?
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    You get a little sort of like tense it's
    all the same thing.
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    It's the same stimuli, except these
    athletes, these Olympic quality athletes
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    have learned to interpret the stimuli that
    the rest of us would say is nervous as
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    excited. They're also the same thing:
    "No, I'm not nervous. I'm excited, and so
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    I've actually practiced it, just to tell
    myself, when I start to get nervous, that
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    this is excitement! You know?
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    And so, when I used to speaking in front
    of a large audience and somebody said:
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    "How do you feel like?" I said:
    "Little nervous."
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    Now, when somebody says:
    "How do you feel like?"
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    "Really excited, actually!" And it came
    from just sort of telling myself:
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    "No, no, no. This is excitement!" And it
    becomes a little bit automatic later on,
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    but it's kind of a remarkable thing
    to deal with preassure by interpreting
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    what your body's experiencing as
    excitement rather than nerves and it's
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    really kind of effective. It makes you
    want to rush for it rather than pull back
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    and yet it's the same experience.
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Simon Sinek on Training Your Mind to Perform Under Pressure
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English, British
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