The Wisdom of Yoda (4)
“Adventure. Excitement. A Jedi craves not these things.”
The Empire Strikes Back
We all want to perform at our peak levels.
It is a simple idea but not easy to do.
Performance is both a skill and an outcome of your body/mind balance and motivation for the task. Performance is an action experience, but at the core of the capacity to perform is balance.
You must balance your nutrition, sleep, recovery, stress, breath, movement, time in nature, home, workspaces, and relationships.
All of these will negatively impact your performance and deplete your energy when they are out of balance. Keeping them in balance is a constant process of awareness and refinement.
If you are in balance and your energy high, then you are clear about what is important to you, and you stand your ground regardless of how hard things get. When this is aligned with your Passions, Principles and Purpose you will perform at your peak level.
Then you maintain peak performance for individual events by leveraging the Big 4 Skills of Mental Toughness : breath control, positive attitude / internal dialogue, winning imagery, and microtask orientation.