Getting Over Yourself

March 2, 2010

Olympic gold can come down to focus

Filed under: Observations — Barbara Rocha @ 10:16 am

As we saw in Vancouver, the variables can be endless–not enough snow, too much snow, the wrong density, an unavoidable injury, not enough updraft, a chewed up track, and so much more. Yet, when all those things are perfect, it can come down to not being distracted by your thoughts or by anyone elses. If you focus on the pressure of expectations you’re not in the moment and more likely to make mistakes. Which could be why a practice could be perfect and the performance not. So, on any given day, of two athletes who are equally gifted and prepared, the one who stays completely in the rhythm of the idea with no distracting side thoughts, will win.

And, it’s true when you’re speaking. Any number of things may be going on in your life, your job, the audience. If you can stay in the rhythm of the idea, the moment of communication and connection with sharing with your audience, you’ll feel as though you’ve won the gold.


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