SPA 016: Best Actionable Tip to Reach Superfluid Peak Performance in the Zone

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee

I believe that performing with grace even under pressure can be mastered, it’s not some mysterious force or supernatural power that comes out of nowhere.

It is developed in your mind which is eventually shown in your actions. The good news is, you can do something about it in a matter of time.

Have you been in a situation where you knew it’s within your abilities, you knew you could perform with ease, be in the zone or perform in a state of flow, but instead you choked and fumbled, you missed the ball, or missed the shot and before you know it, it was game over.

I can relate to that, when I was competing in several canoe polo games, I can comfortably make my way to the goal mouth with the ball, thinking I can score an open goal without any problem. But even when I’m only just less than a meter away from the goal without a goal keeper, the ball can go wide.

I was so close yet I couldn’t score, it’s almost as if I was bribed by the other team to miss that shot, completely unexplainable
it gets more mysterious when the reasons for such mistakes are not fear, anger, distraction or pure intentional.

You may have encountered this before probably because you were overthinking your execution that somehow triggered your nervous system more than it should have that resulted in increased anxiety and an imbalance in your body.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • the action you can take to reach peak performance
  • how to perform with grace
  • how to reach “the zone”

Links and resources mentioned in this show:

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Arthur Ashe

Psychology Today – Why Does Overthinking Cause Athletes to Choke?

Psychology Today – The Neurobiology of Grace Under Pressure

Books of the day:
The Athlete’s Way: Sweat and the Biology of Bliss by Christopher Bergland
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

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