A few thoughts
When asked to describe peak performance moments, it seems most people struggle to find more than one or two examples. So are such moments really that rare, or do we just fail to recognize them? And how is it that some people able to create these moments more often than others? Not just Tiger Woods and Roger Federer, but the local champions at the tennis, golf or bowling leagues, or the salesperson
who regularly wins the awards?
One thing that distracts us from “getting in the zone” is the belief that there is always something more we must know in order to be “better”. Yet the folks who keep winning rarely know more than we do. However, they typically execute better than the rest of us on the same knowledge we possess. While we are busy searching out there for the solution disguised as “what we don’t know”, winners are busy doing the repetitions of what they already know. It’s these repetitions that create skill and consistent high performance time and again, not
some new, secret move.