How to Execute Like a World-Class Athlete

I’m a sports nerd.  I love watching athletes execute, especially under pressure.  Whether it’s the Packers executing a crucial play in the Super Bowl or an individual doing something magical (Did you see Wayne Rooney’s bicycle kick – 78th minute to win 2-1).

Jordan hitting unconscious shots in key moments, or Tiger Woods draining a 20-foot putt on one leg at the 2008 US Open to send it to a playoff.  I’m always intrigued about what they’re thinking at this time.  Does time stand still?  Have they visualized this same play or putt?  How many times have they practiced this same shot?

When you break it down, it’s simply extreme preparation in action. These athletes aren’t renting their skills.  They own them.  A lot of times they make it look effortless. I watched Tiger Woods hit balls for about an … Read the rest