I’m sure you’ve heard the typical advice when it comes to public speaking — if you’re nervous you’re suppose to look at everyone as if they’re in their underwear. Does it really work? Well, I wouldn’t know because talking to large and small crowds is something I enjoy, so I’m not the best litmus test. Regardless, the psychology behind that tactic is to put you at ease, right? It’s intended to calm down your nerves, to put everyone on the same level and provide you with a moment where you can stop thinking about saying everything perfect and simply allow it to flow from your interior life.
Everyone wants to be successful. It’s grafted into our DNA to want to achieve, to accomplish and add significance to our lives. Even if it’s hard for you to admit that you want to be successful, take a moment to think about it. You may not want to be the next pop star, but you probably want to be a successful parent, successful at your career and successful in relationships.