Re: How do you think ON THE SPOT when your mind goes blank?
You nailed it on it being anxiety. Dr. Phil's Mature Masculine Power talks about courage being the only thing that defeats anxiety.
Originally Posted by kzuu
Unfortunately, if you already see yourself making mistakes, you are bound to trip once or twice before getting it right. So don't gather courage directly with very important things (such as public speaking for a job or univ presentation.) Start with small ones: Try telling a story to your group of friends. Gather their attention and go at it. If you mix or mess up, they might give you crap about it, but they're your friends ..who cares? Or better yet, start going up to random women and see what happens when you let it all out. Odds are you'll look like a schmuck once or twice, but you'll never see the lady again. So who cares?
That's two examples. I say two cause that's how many times I messed up and looked like a dipshit in front of my audience. Now I could care less and my spontaneity has exponentially increased.
It's like physical or mental exercise. The first time it hurts or seems impossible (or in your case, you blank.) As you get past it, it just becomes an anecdote.
Remember my name lady, you'll be screaming it later.