Transcript for Eli Manning and Performing Under Pressure
And everyone of course re playing the Super Bowl this day and especially the steely nerves of the -- performing in the final minutes of the game no more than -- come from behind quarterback Eli Manning. So we wanted to know Kent every one train themselves to set aside fear as he did and win when it counts here's ABC's John -- Berman. With 60000. People screaming with 100 plus million people wanting with a live in large men hunting reed's head. Eli Manning threw that perfect ten point 38 yard Howard -- get their hands to Mario Manningham. Super Bowl glory again last second heroics owed him -- to the question what does he -- winning hand and how can I get -- What -- -- key to clutch. When you can shine when -- stakes are really high. I think your class. Nailing that real life job interview is every bit -- nerve -- as heating that last second pass in the science this -- To be clutch like Eli you don't need his million dollar arm but -- million dollar pre frontal cortex. That's -- part of the brain that reasons -- problems but there is limited space. It's also the part of the brain hit by anxiety which literally crowds out your ability to perform. In stressful situations sometimes we start over thinking our performance we think too much about aspects that should just be left on auto pilot. So at a protect your brain -- fend off that anxiety. Practice -- conditions your brain for stress. It's why the military doesn't live fire training exercises is -- taking time to practice tests can help you ease the SATs. Just mimicking those mild levels of stress can get you ready for the real moment when it comes your way. -- -- -- the confidence to just do it with adults over thinking it. Listen to -- that a lot of those throws -- muscle memory you know you don't think about how or throw water what to do it I wanna be clutch in my next job interview. What's the best pregame preparation. Record yourself for her -- a mock interview played back the tape -- -- really harsh critic tweak your responses so that you can go in and -- now. If your brain is ready for the game. Every gate can be your Super Bowl. John Berman ABC news New York.
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