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Peak performance requires body and mind training, something known well to Olympic athletes. They employ various mental strategies to increase their focus, endurance, resilience and to handle the intense pressure.
Olympic athletes utilize meditation to be calm from within, not being disturbed by the noise outside.
To meditate actively:
We need to forget all we have learned about meditation and:
These feelings are triggered by the anticipation of a future event that cause you to either prompt you to take comfort in an inevitable success or, conversely, to feel alarmed about an imminent failure.
Adjusting your expectations can be tricky, but in most cases, once the event has transpired, you can find at least partial relief in knowing the outcome.
One of the valuable skills in meditation is called open awareness, where you rest in the awareness of awareness. You can then approach situations with fresh eyes, and let go of your habitual reactions and expectations for the future.