Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Monday, February 26, 2007

Quick note on performing under pressure


I came across this quote that has some relevance for orienteering...

Well, anyway, it seems clear that people really don't think as well under pressure, which is its own kind of distractor. And those little questions that give rise to self-doubt are some of the most powerful distractors, because they interfere with the process they reference.

It is from a blog entry on performing under pressure. Worth a look, I think.

I'd write more, but a basketball game is starting in just a few minutes and I'd rather sit in front of the TV and cheer on the Jayhawks.

Mayor Campaign

We vote in the mayoral primary tomorrow. One of the annoying aspects of the campaign has been the automated phone calls on behalf of candidates. When I get home, I usually have a number of messages waiting for me. I press play and get a recorded message telling me who to vote for (or bashing a specific candidate). These "robo calls" are so annoying that they've become a campaign issue!

This one is particularly amusing (like something on the Colbert Report):

Back to okansas.blogspot.com.

posted by Michael | 7:56 PM


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