When circumstances seem as if they have the power to make you feel a particular way, i.e. assuming that it is inevitable, you should feel like this given my situation - think again! This week Denise found herself in a slightly uncomfortable feeling, and if she didn't know any better, i.e. not to be concerned with the way she was feeling, it would have had her running for cover, but instead, wisdom showed up, and Denise was able to stay in the game! Often, we engage and give attention to particular thoughts which we then provide additional meaning (via Thought) which causes us to feel paralysed with doubt and hesitation. What if this is all an innocent understanding of not only of how life experience works but also of the nature of experience itself?
Ever wondered if the level of your mental noise is normal? How often do you beat yourself up, either for not saying what you wanted to say or for saying something that you later regret? How would you grade yourself when it comes to creating effective relationships, whether in sport, business or personal life? Is it always someone else's fault? How many times do you believe they or the situation make you feel frustrated or disappointed? What if, it someone or something else cannot ever be the cause of the way you think and therefore feel, because human experience doesn't work that way? Yes, it is shocking, but nevertheless, it is true, your entire experience is an 'inside job'.
We know the mind has something to do with Performance, so we inadvertently try to forecast, then manage our mindset, state, or mood, ahead of time. What if our mental activity is not a problem in and of itself? What if the content of our mind, is understood not to be significant and relevant? What if athletes didn't care or mind what they were thinking moments before or even during a competition? What if your head noise bears no resemblance whatsoever to what is possible in the moment?
Dr George Pransky in an interview with Denise Holland taken from our webinar titled 'Achieving Performance Excellence in Elite Sport'. Participants on the webinar, Former National Cricket Coach, Richard Pybus and Performance Coach, Graham Turner, specialising in rehabilitation and recovery, ask George about ways in which to help sportspeople hear this revolutionary understanding of how the human mind works to create the human experience.
Dr George Pransky and Denise Holland discuss the so-called Elite/Daily Training Environment (ETE/DTE). What changes are we likely to see when sports coaches look in the direction of the Truth of how human beings experience life, (Inside Out)? A critical area of this discussion is the topic of motivation and the traditional use of interventions, and techniques to raise our levels of engagement.