Reaching The Preparation Threshold

Suppose you have a history of 100 performances in your past that all (or mostly all) went well.  What do you think is going to happen right before you give your 101st performance?  Naturally, you’ll have positive expectations as you walk on stage based on the overwhelming experience of having 100 successful performances, and these positive expectations cause you to perform better.  It’s self-fulfilling.  Unfortunately, the opposite can also happen, and it does quite often.  A history of bad performances – even a short history – can lead Continue reading