Review - Nerve
Nerves make us bomb job interviews, first dates, and SATs. With a presentation looming at work, fear robs us of sleep for days. It paralyzes seasoned concert musicians and freezes rookie cops in tight situations. And yet not everyone cracks. Soldiers keep their heads in combat; firemen rush into burning buildings; unflappable trauma doctors juggle patient after patient. It's not that these people feel no fear; often, in fact, they're riddled with it.
In Nerve, Taylor Clark draws upon cutting-edge science and painstaking reporting to explore the very heart of panic and poise. Using a wide range of case studies, Clark overturns the popular myths about anxiety and fear to explain why some people thrive under pressure, while others falter-and how we can go forward with steadier nerves and increased confidence.
I tend to be one of those people who is always nervous. I get nervous going to new places, meeting new people, and so on.
This book isn’t meant to help you overcome all of your fears and nervousness. Instead, you are given a look at why people have fears and some options that may help you.
One of the things that got me was that he presented it in such a way that I was laughing my head off. Some of the examples he gives are just too funny. Plus I can picture myself reacting in similar ways.
What’s really great is that Taylor Clark shows that it isn’t just the average nobody who gets nervous or has fears. He says that everyone in their lifetime experiences fear. It’s just how each of us handle our fears that sets us apart. Some people are able to easily face their fears on a daily basis. While others run and hide from them.
Not all the techniques presented in this book will help everyone. However, they definitely give you ideas on how to cope better with your fears.
Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool (9780316042895): Taylor Clark: Books
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