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by MickeyM
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Optimal Performance
Replies: 16
Views: 1993

Re: The Paradox of Optimal Performance

spikyface said: Do not be concerned with the fruit of your action The fruit will come of it's own accord Give your fullest attention to the work in front of you, the here and now So the way I see it, if I've done everything possible, there isn't anything more I could give or do and if that's not go...
by MickeyM
Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Optimal Performance
Replies: 16
Views: 1993

Re: The Paradox of Optimal Performance

No, it is the other way around. Any time you pop up or into 'what is happening' and start thinking about your involvement in it, evaluating, making judgements, etc, eg "I am doing this" or "I under perform", then there is no longer the optimal. It is precisely your involvement that is the problem. ...
by MickeyM
Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Optimal Performance
Replies: 16
Views: 1993

Re: The Paradox of Optimal Performance

Hi there Mickey Not sure if I'm the best person to give advice but at work I fix stuff all day long (evenings and weekends too) and people keep coming back specifically asking for me cos they say I get things done where others dont/can't (I don't think that's particularly fair though considering di...
by MickeyM
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Optimal Performance
Replies: 16
Views: 1993

Re: The Paradox of Optimal Performance

...You only 'pop up' when you think about yourself, don't you? That 'pop up' is ego, the thought-to-be self that wants to control life. And when ego does not pop up it is not totally involved; it is just not thought about. Precisely! Anytime I under-perform that 'pop up,' as you call it, occurs. Ev...
by MickeyM
Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Optimal Performance
Replies: 16
Views: 1993

Re: The Paradox of Optimal Performance

Optimal Performance What is your idea of "optimal performance"? Is it when you achieve the optimal result at the end, or when you are not concerned that the optimal outcome will be achieved? Or if you are not concerned, does that mean that the optimal will not be achieved, or that it has already be...
by MickeyM
Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Optimal Performance
Replies: 16
Views: 1993

Re: The Paradox of Optimal Performance

It sounds like you are getting in your own way. When something "doesn't matter" to you there is no fear and you can behave naturally, freely. When you declare something to matter -- consciously or unconsciously -- fear enters the equation and your actions become strained, unnatural. A possible star...
by MickeyM
Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Optimal Performance
Replies: 16
Views: 1993

The Paradox of Optimal Performance

The level of my performance and productivity in life (specifically in the work place and in social interactions) seems to be somewhat paradoxical. I'll provide an example: I've worked in the automotive industry for several years. I was hired as a service adviser (white collar job) yet I've always wa...