Don't know how it is for you folks but for me if I am on a pillar that is close to or at my limit there is often a single defining swing where I know I will be able to finish the lead in style without taking a hang, bailing or falling off and getting hurt or killed. that one swing where you might be haveing doubts about your ability to get to the top and you get a great solid one swing stick, you get good stems and your hips are in and suddenly you know you have this thing
Had one of those moments yesterday on Crazy Diamond. looking up from the cave on the left the final pillar looked absolutly henious. Way bigger and steeper than it looks from the ground. Dead vert and no obvious stems or foot holds. Starting up it I was a bit intimidated but about half way up I got a perfect stick, fired in a solid screw and knew it was a done deal. The rest of the climb was simply pleasure climbing
Moments like that remind me how mental this game is.