I’ve been looking at what this coaching concept is all about and what it is coming back to is two simple things:
The keys to sport are about simplicity, and the reason why simplicity is good is because it’s about being effective, though this sets up a paradox, because:
You can’t develop simplicity without mastery
You can’t develop mastery without simplicity.
Since we humans are good at developing complexity it raises the question, how do you get to simplicity?
You get there by the use of the Mastery Mindset for it’s the door to simplicity and mastery.
Imagine mastery and simplicity as a room at the top of stairs and the only way you can enter this room is by going through a door and that door can only be accessed by developing the appropriate mindset.
If the door isn’t developed to enter this room, what you’re left with is to play in the lower rooms of complexity with everyone else.
The ones at the top always develop the door and if the door is kept closed, simplicity and mastery is never developed.
Mastery and simplicity is a huge room with few people currently in it, yet it has got room for so many more and I don’t know about others, I want to play in the higher floors, because that’s where the best toys and rewards are and is where the best work is done.
Like most things, it’s not a difficult concept but because we like developing complexity, it makes it difficult and because people don’t developed the mastery mindset they struggle to comprehend that it is simple.
When the mastery mindset is developed watch life and sport become easier and more effective.
When you begin to master something, the simpler it becomes and the simpler it becomes, the more you are able to master it