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Disorder is Distraction

"Disorder is distraction, and every distraction [on the court] is a potential turning point".

I think this sentence in the first few pages of Andre Agassi's Autobiography, "Open", is striking. It resonates with the fundamentals of performance psychology for me.

Bringing order to chaos in complex situations is a pivotal part of developing confidence, achieving goals, and coping under pressure.

It is so easy to be distracted in chaotic and dynamic environments.

Bringing order, brings focus.

We can work hard to develop our concentration skills, but we can also be pragmatic in supporting our ability to focus by reducing the disorder that might surround us. Doing this will reduce the constant effort that we need to make to overcome distraction in the first place. Freeing up energy for the task at hand.

Think about it...


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