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Pushing Beyond the Limits

What Fear Does to You

Just remember, fear in any non-life-threatening situation has never done you any good.

When the fear emotion enters the computer, three things happen: Your trunk muscles freeze up, your hands speed up, and your eyes lose the ability to fixate. And you don’t know it’s happening!

This is huge when you finally recognize it and begin to know what different kinds of fear do to you. If you know what creates fear in your mind and how it affects you, then you can begin to regulate it or control it by consciously doing the opposite.

Fear commonly gets in the way between the pairs and between stations. It manifests as speeding up. You feel yourself rushing, then you slow down and load in slow motion. You walk to the next station in slow motion to begin to get in control of what you have control of.

What you are doing? You can’t control the score, but you can control your physical and emotional processes!

As I stated earlier, we don’t need practice coaching. But that don’t mean we stop learning. In fact, we are able to learn more and at a faster rate because of our database in this game. This is due to our research on the scientific side of visual-motor skill, vision, neurological processing of how the brain tracks moving objects, what skill is and how it is developed, etc.

Most people in our world look for a comfort zone and want to stay within those walls. When that happens, the walls just get taller and seem more insurmountable.

We, however, are not content to just keep coaching as we coached 30 years ago, 10 years ago, or even last year or last week. We constantly push ourselves to seek new science and new ways to teach, coach, and motivate you to seek higher and higher levels of performance in your shooting and in life itself.

The Road to Mastery

I don’t know what you were doing in 1983, but we were competing in sporting clays. That makes us addicted to this game for 32 years and counting.

We have learned a lot on this road to mastery. One of the things we have learned in studying with masters in many different arenas is that the less conscious you are of your fundamentals, the greater you can focus on the important things that control the outcome you so desperately seek.

That said, we feel that learning to move and mount the gun is the most overlooked fundamental in this game. And it’s the one fundamental we see as most essential to consistency and rapid learning. Those who put in their time to learn to move and mount the gun develop a sense of where the gun is pointed without having to look at it. This alone enables them to concentrate on really improving their fundamentals. And it allows for much higher attention to the little things that make such a great difference at higher levels of this game.

Yes, the better you get, the smaller the changes become that make such a huge difference in performance consistency.

Living on the Edge

Living within your comfort zone is for sissies!

We are constantly pushing ourselves beyond what we know to discover what we don’t know. In doing so, we discover who we can
become. Google “Perceptive Cognitive Learning” to see where we are now and where we are going in our Knowledge Vault.

Pre-programming the brain with a vivid picture that is a movie is huge in the performance arena. You will be hearing a lot more about this soon.

If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space.

My coach told me to go to the edge, and I said “No, I’m afraid I’ll fall off.” So my coach went to the edge and said, “Come to the edge. I will be here and hold your hand.”

So I went to the edge and my coach pushed me over…

And I FLEW.

Learn to move and mount the gun so it can become a part of you. Then you won’t have to look at it to know where it is or where it’s pointed. You will thank us on the other side.

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