NERVOUS? CHANGE YOUR INTERPRETATION

Look.
If you had one shot, or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted.
One moment.
Would you capture it, or just let it slip?
Yo, his palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy.
There’s vomit on his sweater already — mom’s spaghetti.
He’s nervous...
— Eminem - Lose Yourself

We've all been there. It happens right before you're about to perform, start something new, or change something that you've always known. We dread these moments. And, if the nervousness is severe enough, it stops us from reaching our goals. 

Damn nervousness, you scary.

What if we could take fear out of the equation? Simon Sinek (The 'Start With Why' guy) studied olympic athletes and discovered that your fear of public speaking, failure, commitment — whatever it is — may be solved by changing how you interpret its symptoms.

My IFTTT recipe to make this work

I love this tip. But, it means nothing if you don't actively apply it. However, I don't regularly look at post-it notes at my desk and I have a habit of ignoring pop-ups on my computer.

Since I never miss a notification on my phone, I'm making this stick through the IFTTT recipe I created below. 15 minutes before every meeting (may be extreme, but it is my brain that I'm training), I get a text that reminds me that it's excitement that I'm feeling.

Feel free to try and tweak to your liking. Happy brain training.

IFTTT Recipe: Turn Nervousness Into Excitement connects google-calendar to sms