The route to optimal performance – skill, state, story & strategy

Written by Stuart Haden on January 10, 2018

I’ve posted previously about the differences between skills and state. But what next? Well if you can acquire skills and develop your state then this influences your story and your strategy.

Firstly, the stories you tell yourself can vary greatly depending on your current state. When you are filled with confidence your inner critic is silenced. But when you feel overcome with ambiguity, your perception of the story does not have such a happy ending.

This of course influences the strategy – your choice, plans, targets and aims etc are all exposed to your story. Overdosing on S words we now have a sequence. If you want to make great choices you might need the previous three building blocks in place first of all.