Wayne Goldsmith is one of the top minds in swimming and writes prolifically around both technical skills and mindset.
One article is entitled: “The 5 Superpowers of Performance” and lists them as:
Around the last one, Peace, he notes:
PEACE: Relax and enjoy the journey
There are two types of people in the world — what I call the ONEs and TOs
The ONEs are always talking about “one day”
On the other hands, the TOs are focused on right here and right now: TO-day!
Simple thoughts to ponder.
Yes, Passion, Persistence, Practice and Patience are key, yet to me what both anchors and accelerates those is to have a sense of Peace.
Find your own balance between your vision for the future (“ONE day”) and what you will do now, in the present, “TOday” to move yourself in that direction.
Originally published at Tom McCallum.