Repetition is the mother of all learning. I found that to be able to let go as an athlete and come fully into the moment, I needed to be prepared fully for the coming event or the performance. Preparation requires you to be proactive. Proactivity is to act in advance and set yourself up for success, as opposed to being reactive and leaving it to the last minute.
Our human needs are hard-wired into our neurology. We all have them and we can’t escape them. To have them fulfilled creates fulfilment, happiness, engagement and high performance. To not have them fulfilled creates stress, disengagement and poor performance.
The truth is the next moment is not guaranteed in this world. We live in a world of uncertainty and try to make it certain. We are actually completely out of control and yet we do our best to feel in control. Life is one big paradox, the co-existence of opposites.
The unconscious mind or subconscious mind is described in the MacBook dictionary as:
Subconscious – the part of one’s mind which one is not fully aware of but influences one’s actions and feelings. Not used in psychoanalysis where they prefer to use the word
Unconscious mind – the part of the mind, which the conscious mind, does not have access to and which affects behaviours and emotions.
Consider this, great “leaders inspect what they expect.” In business, top leadership conducts inspections as part of their risk management and quality assurance. Without proper inspection methods, even successful leaders experience how quickly things can go wrong.
Almost all of the business corporations I’ve worked with are challenged to find the balance between getting results and the well-being of their human capital or staff. They are so focused on external results that their leadership has not learned the science of performance from a health perspective.