The Brain Sees Skill as a Pattern

Author: Gil Ash
Posted on January 21, 2020

The brain sees skill as a pattern. A series of skills that have been repeated enough times so that they happen without thought. It is at this point that this skill moves to long-term memory to free up more short term memory. When this skill is performed enough time in long-term memory with other skills a pattern developed which allows for your brain to anticipate ahead of what you are doing. This is how you perform without thinking so practice is about repetition not thinking. When you are thinking you are using short-term memory. We see shooters all the time trying to think their way through the shot and they never seem to get it and they will never have a great performance because their practice is about hitting birds and fixing the shot at the end or adjusting the lead. 

 How many times did you break the target perfectly according to your plan?

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