When the pressure is on, why do we sometimes fail to live up to our potential? Cognitive scientist and Barnard College president Sian Leah Beilock reveals what happens in your brain and body when you choke in stressful situations, sharing psychological tools that can help you perform at your best when it matters most.
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I recently had my music students write down their pesky thoughts at a music festival spending a lot of time talking about each of them. We gathered before the concert that afternoon and after reading the written-down fears aloud (in three languages) WE BURNED THE PAPER. I can barely describe how freeing this was for ME. We danced around the small fire, joked about the thoughts (joke, not choke), promised ourselves not to let these thoughts back in. The concert was beautiful.
This video is an interesting subject,
but the main conclusion of TED Talk is
When everything is stressed, you have to avoid stress and make efforts.
However, it is not easy to get rid of the stress once it is in a bad situation,
but we have to try.
When I clicked on ted.com link in the description, it went to a "don't go page" with a gray link saying go to link and a solid blue rectangle button saying go back to youtube, I think that's confusing to users, 'cos I klicked automatically on the blue button and unfair to Ted producers.
This talk took a turn that I wasn't expecting. Sorry. But I take with a grain of salt an athelete who says she found out she learned best by being in a group and competing for the answers. Lol duh. That actually makes perfect sense. Surprised you weren't already in a study group.
I'm starting to believe that the group of negative comentators and thumbs down when women made the talk and, even if slightly, touched a feminist subject was really all bots from the 2016 election. Wow. It's like a completely different atmosphere now in TED videos. Much less toxic.
I really loved Math because I was lazy to study ... all I needed to do was listen attentively in class and understand the theorems... there are only so few theorems compared to memorizing History .... historical names , dates, and places . So my worst subject was History... and any other subject that required mainly memorizing words, names, places, dates, etc
My fear of maths stems from poor teaching practices. If I didn't understand something, I was shouted at and made to do more of the thing I didn't understand. When the penny finally dropped, no thanks to my teachers, or my parents really, I was given something else I didn't understand, shouted at and punished for not understanding that instead. To this day I have a visceral fear of maths and I still don't understand as much as I should, I work with 8 year olds who surpass my abilities, which hurts, and deepens my anger and resentment of 80's "one size fits all" teaching. fortunately, schools have learned a lot in the last 30 years.
"Schools have learned a lot in the last 30 years." Well, now it's a "you are good at everything or nothing" so if you are very good at math, you are expected to do advanced English, even if you are not too good at English.
That math thing is absolutely correct. My father was never good at maths and he would always say how he struggled during his school days in maths. This got in my mind and I started struggling in maths I am good in high school maths but when it comes to elementary maths I still suck at it.
I think this concept can be used in therapy for people w/ PTSD & CPTSD. Especially when it has accumulated into a fear of failure bc shame from getting your life back on track combined w/ lack of understanding from those around u. Maybe that is why EDMR therapy seems to be so successful w/ trauma recovery therapy. Very very good talk. Made me think about many possible cognitive connections. I can relate to this concept so much it is ridiculous! Pressure is like kryptonite to me.
It a really scary to be in a situation and just freeze. As a child my niece jumped into the deep end of the pool and sank like a rock. My sister froze not even screaming so I dove in after her. Not exactly choking but when we get overloaded like that we tend to mess up even basic tasks.
What bothers me most about these kind of talks is they go on and on and on without even starting in on the magical discovery until the sad reader has wasted ten minutes! Her answer is; trust your autopilot and have fun.
Not quite. It is more that in order to be able to rely on your autopilot for unimportant stuff so that you can spend your focus on the important matter, you need to make sure that the actual conditions get programmed into the autopilot.
We choke mostly because of not breathing deep enough, this is the problem, we go to gym and train the front side of the body forgetting that the back side will pull you back and you get fucked up position, that is why most of the time I try to stretch the front side and to work the back side
Perfect research, many watching this video would recollect their choking moment. I did the same. But, Math doesn't scare me at all. This research is amazing if not convincing to most, at least we would not discourage our children with the thing we are scared of.
These are some really interesting observations but why are the solutions always "we shouldn't do x" instead of focusing how to teach something more to improve our ability to cope. It's futile to attempt to force people to "behave" to your standards. Instead give the children the tools needed to cope with negative external stimuli. Look at Asian culture in countries like Japan. Women are definitely not looked at in the way that western society wants us to look at women, however they are much better at sciences. This is because they have a stoic like approach to life. A barbie saying "Math is hard" in our culture is "Oh man, guess I'll suck then because it's better to give up" instead of "Wow, probably but I can't control the difficulty. I can only control my actions so I should put effort in" which makes them even better at math than someone who just likes it.
I personally both thrive and fail under pressure it really depends on what it is that's pressuring me. A good example of this would be when I first started training in MMA there was one guy who could always out grapple me so I always got nervous having to go against him. However through time I changed that into motivation and as time passed I got better and better and a really surprisingly high rate it actually got to the point I had to go from kids classes to adults (I was 8 at the time) by the time I was 13 I was taking on people twice my age and half my bodyweight heavier than me. Turn your stress and anxiety into motivation by not focusing on it but by learning from it. If I can do it so can you as humans we believe that we can't do great things but we really aren't that different. Please just keep in mind that nobody is smarter or better than you at anything if you really put the time and effort into it.
+Kyle Molinari You can call whatever you want you don't know me and I don't need to prove anything to you. I know what I said was true doesn't mean you have to believe it. Can already sense you're a keyboard warrior and have achieved nothing in life that's why you're here trying to put other people down.
that could be where natural skills come to play an important rol, l always felt like in my elementwhen fighting,not matter the situation, but now as a peaceful adult who loves music l always get so nervous when performing,and lcnat control it,its only get better through time and practice which was the opposite for martial arts. As they are both quite opposite disciplines.
+Eric Ren how in the world did you come to that assumption!? Did I miss a reference? Also how does you mind equate missing a single reference to being all of Anime!? I'm a moderate Anime fan, but I'm really curious why you would assume someone was not an Anime fan based of a single comment that had nothing to do with the subject? If someone missed a reference to One Piece, My Hero Academia, Fairy Tale, or any of the other dozens of Anime's I like I wouldn't assume they aren't an Anime fan... I wouldn't even assume they aren't a fan of that series for that matter. It might even be a reference to an Anime I like, but that doesn't change my like for anime, just because I missed a reference in a comment section of a Ted talk of all things!
You also need to master letting that instinct take over, even in the most important situations. The speaker focused mostly on people who already master ultra instinct, such as sports players, (most people do to some degree), but explained that when many people are under pressure they override their good instincts with less good conscious effort. This doesn't surprise me that it is a problem as a huge fan of video games I long ago discovered that I play best when most of my game is defined by instinct. It is notable though that this is especially true for timed issues and can still be complimented with appropriate amounts of conscious effort (as long as it doesn't become too much).
I fucked up while asking out a girl because I was paying too much attention to what I was saying. That was the most fearful event of my life. I have been surrounded by group of people ready to smash me and I wobbled a lil bit. But in front of her I came across as super low confident dude and she rejected me😁
Interesting topic, but the conclusion of the talk is pretty simple.
Practice under stress to do well under stress.
Same thing applies to everything. You have to practice for what is going (or what you want) to happen.
What do you mean? She does talk about some of the reason this happens, but the conclusion of how to overcome ''choking'' is practicing under pressure.
Practicing under pressure a.k.a. preparing for stressful times, also includes the part about ''writing worries and stuff down'' and trying other things that help you in general.
I could have just not answered, but i am a professional procrastinator, so i needed to waste more time :)
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