Basketball, flowing, and being in the zone
I’m always amazed by basketball athletes playing at the highest level. Basketball is so fast paced and requires so many improvisations — it is not a good game for the overthinker. Teams who play the Beautiful Game build a chemistry that seems so unreal — imagine your teammate sensing what you’ll do even before you think you’re going to do something.
In this context, optimal performance of an athlete does not necessarily mean having pre-ordained plans and following them to the letter. Optimal performance means the moves and reads have become second nature that the player does not need to “think” it. Like how we breath or how we walk, those who enter the zone are those who are fully and truly present in the moment.
Luke 21:12-19. You are not to prepare your defense beforehand, for I myself shall give you a wisdom…
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 327: NOVEMBER 23, 2022]