Forbes published How To Mentally Prepare Yourself To Give The Performance Of Your Life, discussing how to mentally prepare for a major performance.
So instead of imaging negative outcomes, Turner recommends using imagery (or visualization) in a positive manner. He suggests recreating past performances or rehearsing future performances in your head. The imagery should be made as realistic as possibly by including sights, sounds, feelings, and even smells. Visualize yourself performing well in an upcoming presentation, interview or pitch over and over again. Visualizing a successful performance instills confidence in your ability to perform at your best.