The Art of Learning

pp 172

IF one player is serenely present while the other is being ripped apart by internal issues, the outcome is already clear.

In solo pursuits, this is even more true. You are responsible for the quality of your presence. Cannot just "go through the motions" and expect to truly excel and grow.

Secret —> everything is always on the line. Present at practice means present at competition, in the boardroom, at the exam, thebig stage.

Presence must be like breathing.