Schlagwort-Archive: focus

Trust in yourself

„Instead we simply had them focus on what was really important to be successful in hitting and pitching and let nature take its course. We trusted in their own ability to learn. Using some of the focus exercises that you demonstrated, we saw improvement happen quickly. By the end of the season our players were at the top of every category measured in hitting and near the top of every category in pitching, coming from the middle of the pack the year before.”

(Sean Brawley, Inner Game Coach, cites the senior vice president of operations of the New York Yankees, after he had a workshop with NY Coaches about „The power of focus“)

The big difference

„The big difference between this kind of coaching and that of a traditional professional is that the first holds up a mirror. The Inner Game coach says focus here or focus there, without any hint of trying to induce a preconceived change. It is this noncorrective attitude that helps the student make nonjudgemental observations of his own swing, increase the sense of feel, and trigger the natural learning process” (Gallwey, 1998, S. 94)