When, as a rule, does a person perform best?
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“When we are exposed to moderate stress, it improves our performance.” (Driving Licence Book, 19th Edition, page 189)
A relaxed person is sluggish and slow. A very stressed person is at risk of panicking. Everything is best in moderation; if you look at athletes, they usually look fairly tense and focused when it is time for them to perform. The brain knows that the situation is serious, which leads to stress (high expectations to perform) but also to a better focus.
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