That is a result. High Performance is communication.
With ourselves in the moment.
Watch any of the medal winning events, race victories, world Cup matches, Commonwealth Games finals and you will notice something deeper than technical, tactical or mindset skills. It is deep communication. That is the river that flows through it.
The athletes are not reacting, they are responding to the moment. And if they are not listening their moment is missed. Author Maeve Binchy talked about listening for the story before she writes. In The Lost Art of Listening the authors write of our aim to react or respond before we have listened.
Reacting is low performance. Responding is high performance. Listening to the moment brings sustained performance.
Which one are you right now?
Now back to the Games!