Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Tuesday, June 29, 2010



...Balance is a combination of four things:

1. Skill (that mix of talent and hard work).
2. Confidence (that certainty that you can do exactly what you are trying to do).
3. Focus (the ability to think only about what matters in the moment).
4. Perspective (the capability to neither make the shot too important or not important enough).

...balance can come crashing down if your skill fades, your confidence is shaken, you don’t learn from your experiences or if the moment overwhelms you (or in certain cases underwhelms you).

That's Joe Posnanski describing golfer Tom Watson's ideas of balance. Posnanski is a sports writer. A good one.

I thought it was a nice framework for thinking about orienteering and what it takes to perform at your best.

Posnanski's blog is always worth a look, especially if you're a baseball fan.

Back to okansas.blogspot.com.

posted by Michael | 8:05 PM


Hi Michael,

Thanks for sharing this link. An inspiring article about balance.

- Niels-Peter
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