Sometimes, we just need to get out of our own way.
“Timothy Gallwey, who developed the Inner Game to overcome the mental obstacles that prevent maximum performance in sport, created the concept of Self 1 and Self 2. Self 1 is the person who tells you to try, to concentrate, and warns you that you are about to make a mistake; whereas Self 2 knows how to do it and, left to its own devices, will produce the perfect result. Think of a time when you have played a brilliant shot or got yourself out of a tricky situation by doing something extraordinary, which you know you could not reproduce if you tried; that was Self 2 in action.”
Diana Beaver, NLP for Lazy Learning.