THE POWER OF VISUALISATION
Legendary golfer, Jack Nicklaus once said “I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a sharp in-focus picture of it in my head.”
By creating this mental imagery, Nicklaus was preparing his mind to execute the precise action for the desired outcome. He heard rustling of the trees, felt the gaze of spectators and saw how the shot was played. He became familar with that moment even before he lived it.
Only then was he ready and confident. Afterall, as far as he was concerned, the shot had already been played and the result was just what he wanted.
Studies have shown that visualisation can drastically improve performance. Your brain reacts in a similar way as if you were physically performing that action. In a way, forming a memory of it.
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FLOW STATE PEAK PERFORMANCE
Tiger Woods describes them as “black out moments”. Other athlete’s say their “in the zone”. When they are fully immersed and performing at their peak, profound changes happen to their brain function. When these changes occur, they enter flow state.
Science writer, Steven Kotler, describes it as the “optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best.”
In an article for Psychology Today, he explains that our brain releases “large quantities of norepinephrine, dopamine, endorphins, anandamide, and serotonin flood our system. All are pleasure-inducing, performance-enhancing chemicals… (and) both norepinephrine and dopamine amp up focus.”
When you enter flow state, you actions become more automated, your focus is heightened, movements are more precise and you execute with greater composure.
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