So ever wondered how the former president of the united states managed to always keep his cool even under pressure? recall the press sometimes calls him “No drama Obama”. He said there was some truth to the nickname when he repeated it on stage this week at a tech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah hosted by software company Qualtrics.
He said sometimes he was afraid of making a mistake, he went on to say “I have an even temperament and I dont get too high and I dont get too low, but that doesnt mean that throughout the presidency and throughout my professional career that there weren’t times when I was constrained by, Man I dont want to screw this up. I dont want ot let people down. I dont want to be seen as having made made a mistake or having failed’,” he said his second term was the toughest for him in the aspect of “fear of speech”.
“Theres no doubt by the time I was in my second term I was a better president than I was in my first term and it did not have to do with analysis or policy,”It had to do with what comes with any career whether it’s sports or teaching or you name it you get enough reps, enough repetition and familiarity with the nature of the problems that you start being focused on the task and not how-are-you-doing-on-the-task and the self-consciousness that comes with that.” he said.
He said the only way to eliminate that fear is to learn to be comfortable with that stuff you hate doing, he said But it was more than just self-confidence that comes from experience. He also took deliberate steps to keep himself focused. This included “not reading my own press, he don’t read comments, or watch the cable news pundits. He said all of these was what kept him going and also helped him keep his cool under pressure.
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