Have you ever left the office after sitting all day at your desk, and your legs felt as tired as if you'd just completed a triathlon? Hw did your body get so fatigued without any physical exertion? Mentally you were processing so much information that your brain could only get the job done by sequestering glycogen, amino acids, enzymes, and oxygen from your muscles. It is no different from running marathons, physiologically. If you approach your work with increased focus, you'll prevent muscle catabolism. You'll be a better performer during the day and be able to work out at the gym, play with your kids, or just play and enjoy the evening. One of the best ways to narrow your focus is to become a better target shooter.
Of course, the point isn't actually to hit a spot. It's about having something to fill your mind with, vividly and completely. Target shooting isn't counting the number of times you nail your objective, or measuring the distance you miss by... which brings us to the core fundamental of spatial concentration.
TARGET SHOOTING IS ALL ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE YOU PULL THE TRIGGER
It's not about staring really hard at something, trying to force yourself from being distracted by other sights. And it's not about spending time assessing whether its the "correct" target or if your opponent is expecting you go for that target. Worrying too much about the spot itself is like to distract you from the task at hand. So what do I mean is get your eyes to select the finest, most detailed, most immediate element of your performance, and then simply react to what your eyes see. In fast paced careers, like trading and emergency medicine, news broadcasting, and most military duties, there will be a lot target selection going on in short periods of time, making it even more crucial to just look and shoot—which, as we have seen is another definition of the High Performance Mindset, and just how we want to think under pressure.
Where find your target is limited only by your imagination. Even in business, plenty of targets are available—if you are trying to think exceptionally, that is.
In good health,
Efren G. Rodriguez
High Performance Personal Training