I recently read a promo by a mental performance coach…he said, “Do you think about walking or talking?…No. the mental game is the same way” (I agree).
He then went on to say that he has the best “routines and techniques” to keep your mind clear during competition…
Interesting. Then how come we don’t need “routines and techniques” while walking and talking?
Think about the last time you had a peak performance. Were you using routines and techniques, or were you “just” playing?
I already know the answer.
In my opinion, when we perform at our best, we are “just” doing it and in the moment. So why then, when we are not playing well would we use “routines and techniques” to take us out of the moment?
One of my favorite things to do is to interview gold medalists, world champions, national champions, professional athletes, and performers on their best performances. They never say they “thought” themselves to victory. They always say they were “just” doing it and as a result, they had little thought, performed with freedom and ease…and kicked butt.
Can you remember the last time you “thought” about walking? If you can, you probably stumbled…
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