The Yerkes–Dodson Law (Yerkes & Dodson, 1907)
This is true not just for more tangible types of performance such as being given a stressful new task at work, but also in many life areas such as understanding ourselves, relating to others, and so on.
The core idea is that our nervous systems have a Goldilocks zone of arousal.
• Too little, and you remain in the comfort zone, where boredom sets in.
• But too much, and you enter the ‘panic’ zone, which also stalls progress.
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