Are you nervous about that big speech that you have to give?

Or excited?

Are you nervous about the job interview tomorrow?

Or excited?

Are you nervous about your meeting with a key client?

Or excited?

Your nerves and excitement come from the same place, but the big difference is that how we define our feelings will often define our outcome.

When we feel nervous, we have a greater tendency to choke under the pressure or not perform to our usual high standard.

When we are excited, we have the energy and enthusiasm required to deliver great results.

So let me ask you again, are you nervous or excited?

And please be careful how you answer.