Your favorite athlete closes in for a win; the crowd holds its breath, and at the crucial moment ... she misses the shot. That competitor just experienced the phenomenon known as “choking,” where despite months, even years, of practice, a person fails right when it matters most. Why does this happen, and what can we do to avoid it?
The competitors lined up at the start of the race.
Pavrotti is a world famous singer.
Boils down to
The reason for my success boils down to my genius.
The poker players were playing a high stakes game.
The golfer whispered his cue word before taking the shot.
Source: TED Ed