Lesson 2: Overcome The Odds
"Do not initially engage a competitor unless you are prepared." Sun Tzu, Art of War
Why are we so pure/good in practice, but not in competition?
Before a big competition, it is important to eliminate the mind clutter, worry, and create a clear frame of mind.
If you practice anything long enough, it becomes automatic.
All performance tasks have some anxiety.
Anxiety is not something we should fear
- we must embrace
- mild to moderate anxiety is optimal for peak performance
Are you trained or untrained?
You must ask yourself:
- How can I prepare?
- How can I prepare to be better?
- Who knows more than I do, and how can I learn from them?
Knowledge is power, and preparation gives us a greater knowledge on how we will react in battle.
Preparation is the fundamental building block for maximizing performance and getting in the Zone.