Back in the day we worked on building some myelin around how a few gymnasts prepared. You see, these gymnasts have been building myelin around their routines since they were really young. They’ve wrapped the neural networks around jumping, leaping, flipping, tumbling, twisting, swinging, and all other gymnast kinda moves with enough myelin to make their muscles perform with near perfection. Here’s the problem – they haven’t been purposeful in building myelin around how they prepare prior to the routine.
Remember, the untrained brain defaults to F.U.D. – Fear, uncertainty, and doubt. This is survival wiring. So, prior to their performance at a meet, the brain untethered. FUD doesn’t lead to freakin magic. FUD leads to a dud, or at least to something less than your best. The elite invest hours in training the brain. The elite develop pre performance routines they trust. The elite understand the enemy is thinking too much and performing too little. The elite train the brain as much as they train the routine.
So, we worked on wiring some positive pre-routine routines. Turns out the pre-routine routines are just as important as the gymnastic routine itself. The best brains trust their training and the result is the kinda performance we hardly remember but can’t forget.
Hardly remember but can’t forget.
Whatever it is you’re trying to master, you’ve got to train your brain to believe. You’ve got to trust your training and tune in to your prospect with zero fear. You’ve got to tune into your teammate, resident, or family member. You’ve got to pre-load your response to the dessert tray, remember, prior it showing up table side. Train your brain, friend. Train your brain. You don’t rise to the occasion, you fall to the level of your training, remember. Train the brain today. Train it more and more. This will cause you to think less and perform more. Good.
Live hard. Love harder…