All the great performers, the Delta Force, the Olympic athletes, concert pianists, marathon runners, public speakers, martial artists, ballet dancers, etc. train for the event not only physically but also mentally.
Why cannot we, the “normal” people do the same on regular bases. To see oneself with the mind’s eye over and over again before one even takes the action is probably the greatest part of success. Winners create neural pathways before they even enter the stage.
Please, read Jim’s post about creating success before it happens in his Week Seventeen – Learn, But Meditate As Well.