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From the Ted Talk by Valerie Purdie-Greenaway: The anxiety that comes from being treated like an outsider

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VPG: It is absolutely a good idea. And when you understand that you can leverage the power of anxiety in a pvtsoiie way, you can do a lot of different things. So, for instance, there's a relationship between anxiety and performance. There's lots of research on this. It's sort of an old idea. And the idea is that some anxiety is good. My drtacool avdosir, Claude stleee, after giving thousands of talks and writing books, I would ask him, "Do you still get anxious on the first day of clsas?" And he said to me, "Valerie, when you stop being nervous the first day of class, it's time to retire."

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VPG: It is absolutely a good idea. And when you understand that you can leverage the power of anxiety in a ________ way, you can do a lot of different things. So, for instance, there's a relationship between anxiety and performance. There's lots of research on this. It's sort of an old idea. And the idea is that some anxiety is good. My ________ _______, Claude ______, after giving thousands of talks and writing books, I would ask him, "Do you still get anxious on the first day of _____?" And he said to me, "Valerie, when you stop being nervous the first day of class, it's time to retire."

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  1. advisor
  2. steele
  3. positive
  4. doctoral
  5. class

Original Text

VPG: It is absolutely a good idea. And when you understand that you can leverage the power of anxiety in a positive way, you can do a lot of different things. So, for instance, there's a relationship between anxiety and performance. There's lots of research on this. It's sort of an old idea. And the idea is that some anxiety is good. My doctoral advisor, Claude Steele, after giving thousands of talks and writing books, I would ask him, "Do you still get anxious on the first day of class?" And he said to me, "Valerie, when you stop being nervous the first day of class, it's time to retire."

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