Forbes published Why Successful People Don’t Crumble Under Pressure, discussing the responses of people under pressure.
What separates good athletes from extraordinary athletes is often their ability to perform in high pressure situations. The best skills in the world aren’t valuable if athletes can’t perform in when it matters most – in competition. Two people with very similar skills and training can perform drastically different when faced with high-pressure situations. “The key difference between those who get the Gold medal and those who don’t is between the ears,” says Turner.