Psycho-Cybernetics on Crisis Performance

Excerpted from Psycho-Cybernetics, by Maxwell Maltz:

To perform well in a crisis: 

1. We need to learn certain skills under conditions where we will not be over-motivated; we need to practice without pressure.

2. We need to learn to react to crisis with an aggressive, rather than a defensive attitude, to respond to the challenge in the situation, rather than to the menace, to keep our positive goal in mind.

3. We need to learn to evaluate so-called crisis situations in their true perspective, to avoid making mountains out of molehills, or reacting as if every small challenge were a matter of life or death.

Practice without pressure, and you will learn more efficiently, and be able to perform better in a crisis situation.