I just kicked a beehive.
Well, not literally. My "kick" is actually a controversial article I wrote titled The Failure of Sports Psychology: Why It Doesn’t Help Under-Achieving Athletes. It should stir up a lively hullabaloo. As you may know from my other literary creations, I relish the idea of attacking sacred cows!
You can find my latest and greatest at my companion blog Playing in the Zone.
Here's the tiny URL link: http://tinyurl.com/c49c5cr.
In short, the essay explains (in simple language) how different parts of the brain function during an athlete’s performance. It turns out that different parts of an athlete’s brain work at cross purposes much of the time during competition! And this “inner conflict” will always disrupt the flow of muscle memory to the body to varying degrees. This is the real reason most athletes rarely play up to their potential.
On the other hand, when all parts of the brain are operating harmoniously, an athlete performs from the Zone. Unfortunately, those times are scarce. And, needless to say, most athletes have not found a reliable way to enter the Zone on a consistent basis.
In the end, my article offers the perfect "Lazy Way" solution.