How to Reframe Your Nervousness as Excitement

“The reason the journalists said, ‘Were you nervous?,’ is because they would be nervous. Athletes would never say that to each other.”

Did you know our physical response to being nervous is the same as our response to being excited?

In this two-minute video, Simon Sinek explains how to reframe your nervousness as excitement by doing something simple when you feel nervous.

Take a moment to tell yourself what you’re feeling is excitement and explain to yourself why this thing would make you excited. He’s found it effective in dealing with nerves around everything from airplane turbulence to public speaking.