Once you're attracted to a pressure point, your body feels the emotion you've attached to the possible consequences of messing up. Your body instantly recognises those emotions as warnings that pain, loss, or discomfort could happen in any moment. Immediately, all thinking is by-passed, and your body reacts with fight or flight actions.
It's important to know that in these moments that you are reacting, your thinking mind is disengaged. This is proven science. You're at the mercy of your number one primal response until the threat subsides. Your body takes over, and all your actions are reactions. They are delayed actions to something that has already happened that you can't change.
The opposite of all that struggle is Control, where everything is done in advance. It starts with Focus Control. With Focus Control you are following a pattern that puts your eyes and your attention where they need to be next, so you can then match the right speed, position, movements, and gear to the right parts of the trail BEFORE you ride them.
What's the great thing about Focus Control?
You know what you need to think, to keep your focus on what will give you more control, rather than what puts you out of control. Your fears quickly disappear because you're not satisfying them anymore. You're too busy following a pattern that guarantees great control and skill!
You can imagine what that does for your confidence!