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How Pressure and Stress Are Affecting Your Performance (via People-triggers)

I coach as an avocation, and one of the challenges, perhaps a principal challenge once you’ve developed the physical skills in an athlete, is how develop and coach your players to deal with the mental aspect of stress in a highly competitive arena. The article that follows is thorough, thought provoking, and insightful on many levels, with many applications, not only in sports, but in all areas of our daily lives. Well written.

How Pressure and Stress Are Affecting Your Performance Some years ago, a Princeton psychologist named Sam Glucksberg brought a group of test subjects into a room. In the room was a table positioned against a wall. On the table was a book of matches, a box of thumbtacks, and a candle. "Your job," Glucksberg told his subjects, "is to attach the candle to the wall in such a way that when it's lit, the wax will not drip onto the table. I will be timing you, and I will use your results to establish averag … Read More

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