Were you expecting something more profound than that? Well hear me out and maybe I’ll change your mind.
The number one problem that you face, that we all face, is distraction. And I’m not talking about girlfriends/boyfriends, friends/family, or school/jobs. What I am talking about is that we think we got X figured out so we move on to something else. In theory, that should be how it works. But the truth with working on our Mental Game is…we are always working to improve our skills.
Here’s an example… Player X has a FEAR OF FAILURE, works at it for a few sessions, and makes progress on it. He thinks he’s got it figured out and stops working on it, but continues to work on his physical skills. The problem is if he doesn’t continue to work on his fear of failure, what are the chances that it will slowly creep back in? The answer is 100%!
Simon Sinek had a great analogy for this, “If you brushed your teeth for 8 hours once a week, how good is your dental hygiene? Not very, obviously. Yet, if you simply brush teeth for 2 minutes twice a day, you will have exceptional dental hygiene.”
We often think that we will have this ‘ah-ha moment’ where it all comes together. I’m sorry to tell you that’s not how it works. Greatness lies in the continual repetition of your process, even when you think you have it.