Life is often made up of a series of big moments that are important. Winners typically conquer those moments while others seem to crumble under the pressure. Maybe you have a bog exam or a presentation coming up.
Maybe it’s the job interview for the promotion you’ve been waiting for. Whatever the big moment is, there are some things you can do to help prepare yourself without psyching yourself out. Let’s take a look at how to prepare and conquer your big moment.
Often times what separates the high achievers from the middle of the pack is mental toughness and strength. Part of your integrated tool belt of mental preparation should be visualizing the moment as how you want it to proceed. Visualization everything down to the finest detail will help you build confidence and calm your nerves when the big moment arrives.
Nothing can substitute for preparation. Many times people are so nervous about facing a big moment because they did not do all they could to prepare. Whether it’s a test, presentation or an interview – preparation is what brings success. If you have a tendency to get nervous in big moments, then you need to prepare that much harder.
3. Think of success not perfection
Many times we feel everything has to go perfect. That mindset can pack on the pressure because there’s no margin for error when it comes to perfection. Top performers expect excellence not perfection – there is a huge difference. Set the bar high for yourself, but not so high that you can’t jump over it.
It’s not to say that things won’t go perfect, sometimes they do. In fact, when you follow all of these steps, perfection seems to follow – just don’t expect it and then feel like a failure if it does not happen.
4. We’re all human
One thing to remember, especially if preparing for an interview or a presentation, is that everyone is human. We all have weaknesses and insecurities. Everyone is struggling to cope in the world. Everyone has fears. Knowing and recognizing the human factor is important.
It brings about a feeling of inner peace and security. It also levels the playing field. You are just able as the next person. We are all trying to reach goals and are just as scared as you are! If this isn’t a huge motivating factor then I’m not sure what is.