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Harvard Business Review editor Daniel McGinn explains science of how the difference between success and failure at life's big moments can come down to what you do in the last few minutes before you start.The science of effective practice and how to perform at peak levels has long been a popular subject of research. But more recently, scientists have uncovered the underappreciated but important bridge between the two--mental preparation. Chances are, you aren't mentally preparing effectively, even though you can truly get better results at life's high-pressure moments with science-backed practices.Psyched is a book about what we can do before you have to perform. It examines new ways to deal with the flood of adrenaline, increase focus, and otherwise optimize our emotions before we take the stage.

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