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  • Geoff Greig

Fear... Focus... Flow Pt 3

๐…๐ž๐š๐ซ ๐…๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐…๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ


We have chatted a bit about how to shift from Fear to Focus while performing.

But what about moving from Focus to Flow... so you can get more access to the Zone?


๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐™๐จ๐ง๐ž, ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ง๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐ข๐ญ.


It is one of the most powerful feelings you can have.


๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก ๐ฌ๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐š ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฐ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ฎ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐™๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ช๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž.


It is also the absolute peak of athletic performance.

When your mind and body are totally in sync.


Yet... part of your mind literally shuts down when you are in the zone.

The part of your mind responsible for thinking.


๐Œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ ๐ฒ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฌ... ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐…๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž (๐™๐จ๐ง๐ž) ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ ๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐›๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ค ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐š๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ, ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฉ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ก๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐œ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฌ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐›.


Which means... one of the most important keys for moving from Focus to Flow is learning to quiet your thoughts on command when you swing a club.


This is why so many tour golfers are doing meditation and mindfulness training.


They know how important quieting thoughts is to their ability to play at the peak of their skills.


Just ask Phil Mickleson.


๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ง๐จ ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐…๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž (๐™๐จ๐ง๐ž) ๐จ๐ง ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐.


๐๐ฎ๐ญ... ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐™๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ ๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐œ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐™๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ง.


๐€๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ฎ๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ:


๐๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐„๐ฑ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐Œ๐ž๐๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ 


๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐œ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐š๐›๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž... ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž.


When you are under pressure is when your mind struggles the most with the distractions of thoughts and emotions.


Daily training to learn how to turn down the dial of distractions is the fastest way to learn how to shift from Focus to Flow more often.



๐€๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ข๐ฆ๐š๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐š ๐ฅ๐จ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐ฏ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฏ๐ž๐ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ค ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž... ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐Œ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ฒ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž!


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