To reach your target during your next presentation, stay focused on what you want, not on what you don’t want.

When you focus on not missing the target instead of on hitting the bull’s-eye, the results are often disastrous, because it is impossible to think negative thoughts in a positive way.

So when you think about not having a blank mind, not stumbling over your words, not forgetting your key message, you are not focused on the target of explaining and persuading.

“Obstacles are those frightening things you see when you take your eye off the target.”