OK, we’ll admit it – we’ve loved watching the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics. It’s filled with competition, new levels of athletic excellence, and inspiration.
With so many world-class athletes coming head-to-head, it seems that what often allowed the champions of each event rise to the podium was their ability to realize their full potential in the face of high-stakes competition. Time and again, commentators used the word “nerves” to explain what happened. For example, “nerves about being on Olympic ice,” “nerves competing after someone has received record-breaking scores for their performance,” etc.
So even when you have world-class levels of talent and finely-honed skill, it turns out that a real differentiator for top performance is, to a large extent, Read More