I follow a number of golf coaching blogs as they often provide me with ideas to write about for archers and coaches. The excerpt below is from the Golf State of Mind blog which is about the mental game applied to golf.
What do you think?
Firstly, what is pressure?
Simply put, we feel pressure whenever there is a perceived success or failure for the outcome of an event. The magnitude of the pressure we feel is related to how much we think that outcome will affect our lives in the future. E.g. if I were to give you a challenge and tell you that you were going to win $1 for completing it successfully, you’d probably not feel any pressure at all, as the outcome will not change your life in anyway. However, if I were to tell you that you were going to win $1 million for completing the challenge successfully, you would immediately feel the effects of pressure.