Monica Raymund comments about her audition for the tv series Lie to Me: “I just knew I wasn’t going to get it, so I was so relaxed about the audition that I got it. The same thing happened with my audition for Juilliard…”
[From post on The Inner Actor]
One of the key ideas of sports psychology is optimal arousal: if you are either too emotionally disengaged, or too anxious and aroused, you will not perform well. The optimum for many audition and performance situations is being energized but relaxed.