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The Two Types Of Challenges That Affect Your Performance

"Do we buy the doubt and the fear, or can we do something with that, so we can have a life of conviction?" asks Dr. Michael Gervais.

External pressures and demands are challenging enough in life, but what happens when you factor in the internal pressure you put on yourself?

To accomplish your goals, you need a strategy for handling both "vectors of challenge," according to Dr. Michael Gervais, a high performance psychologist and the co-founder of Win Forever, a consulting firm that helps people tap into their full potential. That starts with paying attention to the way you speak to yourself and identifying what you stand for.

In the video above, watch Gervais elaborate on these two types of challenges, and learn why it's important to have "clarity of who you are" to understand how both affect you. 

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