facing something daunting? Something you know you can do, but one little bobble
could thwart the whole thing and keep you from achieving your goal. Maybe it’s
a task you need to complete or an ability test that will take you to the next
level in accomplishment. Is it a speech, a project, or an idea to pitch? So
many activities in life require excellence, a body honed to perfection, a
focused mind, incredible speed, or years of study.
other hand, you know you are capable. You’ve done all the essential preparatory
work. You’ll try your best, but nerves may spoil your performance, make your
mind go blank, or worse, sweaty palms and a queasy stomach. You resolve to push
through whatever happens, yet apprehension and anxiety consume your thoughts
and you just need breathe.
your test is over and now you are waiting for the results. Your mind has
reviewed every detail, every word uttered, and every move you made or didn’t
make. I should have said or done this or that. Why didn’t I? I don’t know. Each
minute that passes seems like days, and the days, well, like years. The wait is
oppressive and normal function is almost impossible. Sleep is your only escape,
but sometimes not even then. Bizarre dreams disturb you and if not dreams, then
the moment your eyes open in the morning, it’s back.