Coffeechug Notes: Finding Your Zone by Dr. Lardon, Part 5: Stay in the now and be in the process

Here are my notes on part 5 of the book by Dr. Lardon which I highly recommend you buy for yourself by clicking the link above.

Check out the previous notes in the sidebar.

“I never stressed winning…….I want the score to be a by product of practice.” Wooden

The way to practice is to limit the focus of the mind on the task at hand.

Keep mind still and stay in the moment. Resist experiencing what Zen masters refer to as “monkey mind”, or noisy mind.

Children are great examples of not having monkey mind. Children teach us that the key to being in the moment is to have fun.

When we move our awareness from the moment into past/future is when we create anxiety.

Goals are the fulcrum that let us harness our energies and transform our efforts into achievements.

It is human nature to see goals in terms of results.

Result oriented thinking brings many problems.

Process oriented thinking is abut doing the best you can.

Result oriented is flawed because you can play perfect and still get beat.

10% of life is what happens to you, 90% how you react to it.

Get in the process by following 3 rules

  • always try to have fun
  • conserve energy
  • live in the process
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