Have you ever been in the zone?
Didn’t the tennis ball look like a beach ball?
Part One: Look around you and find a nearby object, like a pen or piece of paper. Now slowly reach for it tightening every muscle in your body. Move as slow as you can. Now slowly bring it to your chest and slowly place it down back where you found it.
Part Two: Now reach for the same object normally and bring it to your chest and back.
Didn’t it feel effortless the second time? When you’re in the zone (or as I like to say, “the state of ‘ON'”) you are just flowing; you are just doing.
When we think too much, especially about negative things, we mentally tighten up just like when you were physically reaching for that object a moment ago.
When you mentally tighten up, your mind is not clear and therefore your body won’t function at peak performance.
Your effort should be ALL-OUT…
But your attitude should be A LITTLE RELAXED.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend. -BRUCE LEE