Simon Sinek claims everyone deals with situations where they face pressure. The tendency is to think they are nervous. The body reacts with an increased heart rate, tension, and maybe sweaty palms. Interestingly, these same reactions occur when we get excited.
The difference involves learning to interpret the signs through another type of lens. Instead of thinking we are nervous, we need to view it as a level of excitement.
The mental exercise of retraining the way we view and think about the situation requires a little time, but creates a powerful approach to the pressures that exist and how we move ahead.