Space, the final frontier …..

June 12, 2017 |  by  |  Humour, Linkedin Blog

Martina Navratilova was once asked, “How do you maintain your focus and manage to keep playing at the age of 43”?

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She replied, “The ball doesn’t know how old I am. Besides, for 90% of the match I don’t have to focus”.

In a typical tennis match, the players spend less than 15% of their time hitting the ball. During a round of golf, golfers spend less than 20% of their round swinging a golf club, and in American football, the ball is actually in play for only 6% of the game!

In his excellent book Stillpower, leading sports psychologist Garret Kramer says that a key factor to performing well in sport and in life, is your ability to control the quality and quantity of your internal dialogue, given that:

Performance = potential – internal interference

In short, you need to stop yourself from stopping yourself.

Sport, business and life, it would appear, are all played on a six inch course ….. the space between our ears.

 

Humour

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  • Alcohol does not make you fat.
    It makes you lean …..
    against walls, chairs, and tables.
  • I turned up at 12.30 for my Gamblers Anonymous meeting, and the sign on the door said “Back at 20 to 1”.
    So I did.

 

Live big & love deep.

Sunil

Moving minds l Transforming performance

 

Sunil Bali

As well as being a recognised authority on personal branding and peak performance, Sunil is a critically acclaimed author and blogger. His corporate experience includes roles as Head of Talent on behalf of Vodafone Group, Santander (UK) and Cable & Wireless Europe. Sunil has also run a multi-million pound recruitment business, and is a Non Executive Director. Sunil’s first degree in Sports Science and Psychology fuelled his passion for the psychology of human achievement and well-being. As well as possessing an MBA, he is a qualified Psychotherapist and Executive Coach. www.sunilbali.com

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