Our self-talk can keep us depressed and anxious, but we can learn new thinking tracks. Your rehearsal can change your mind.
I always marvel at how the experts seem to effortlessly do something that I would difficult.
My earliest experience of this was watching shearers shear our sheep on the sheep farm I was raised on. I would be mesmerized by the smoothness and speed by which a fleece would be removed.
He had done this over and over again. Rehearsed and practiced the skill repeatedly. There was speed, but there was also a gentleness and fluidity to his movements that seemed to come so naturally. Like he was born with a shearing handpiece in his hands.
He had created muscle memory. He had created thinking tracks in the brain that were automatic. He could have done it blindfolded.
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