The incredible power of our minds

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  1. Ripper

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    Ok, this morning, while I was practicing my 1st serves to the right side, this sixtish year old guy, who was waiting for the court, started picking up some seeds or something, that was falling of a tree, on the left side. His fat *** "looking" at me. So, I tell my friend, who's standing besides me; "what if I ...". Eventhough I was only joking and aiming for the right side, guess where I landed my next one? Yep, right there and in the center. To make matters worst, as I told him it was an accident and that I was sorry, I couldn't stop laughing...

    Reminds me of something. About a year ago, I bought a Yamaha YZF R6. Since I really hadn't much previous experience with motorcycles, much less with superbike types, I ordered a book from Amazon (What? I'm talking about the jungle in South America). It said that if you were riding and you saw a pothole (or anything else you don't want to hit) just don't fix your attention on it or you will, hopelessly, hit it. I experimented with this using imaginary potholes and it's so true...

    It, also, works in tennis, once you've learned to control your shots, though...
     
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  2. Aoya

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    Good one. Now go jump in traffic.
     
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  3. Rumjungle

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    Poor guy, just picking up seeds and minding his own business...

    I'm glad you've verified that target fixation exists.:) The R6 is a nice ride. Talking about books, I'd suggest Keith Code's A Twist Of The Wrist. Very informative.
     
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  4. Ripper

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    The one I read is "Total Control", by Lee Parks. Good book. It did help me quite a bit, I think. Yep, Target Fixation is what it's called and it's real. Ask any kid learning how to ride a bicycle. Concerning the R6, regretfully, I had to sell it. I fell down one day; nothing serious, but my wife was all nervous and stuff. One of these days I'm getting another one :mad:
     
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  5. Docalex007

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    I have implemented mind target fixation techniques for a couple of years now. I have seen great results, as far as people baffled and questioning how "good" I can do certain things for a short burst of time.

    The only downside of this is that it takes VERY large amounts of energy and anti-laziness. You tend to eat a lot since the brain uses a large % of the food energy you eat.
     
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