Audio CD - Approximately 61 minutes listening time.
The “Outer Game” of any activity has to do with its behavioral and environmental aspects. In
sports, this involves the physical aspects related playing the game and using the equipment (tennis
racket, skis, ball, bat, mitt, etc.). In a business environment, this has to do with applying the tools and
implementing the procedures necessary to accomplish mission critical tasks and compete effectively
in the marketplace.
The “Inner Game” has to do with your mental and emotional approach to what you are doing.
This includes your attitude, belief in yourself and your team, your ability to concentrate effectively,
deal with mistakes and pressure, and so on. The concept of the “Inner Game” was developed by
Timothy Gallwey (1974, 2000) as a way of helping people to achieve excellence in various sports
(e.g., tennis, golf, skiing, etc.), music and also business and management training. Success in any area
of performance involves using your mind together with your body. Preparing yourself mentally and
emotionally to perform well is the essence of your “Inner Game.”
When your Outer Game and Inner Game are working together, actions flow with a type of
effortless excellence that is called, “playing in the zone.” Some indicators that you are focused and
in “the zone” are:
A feeling of confidence and the absence of anxiety and self-doubt• A sense of “humble authority” – self-confidence without arrogance
No fear of failure or self-consciousness about achieving your goals
A focus on performing beautifully and excellently
A state of relaxed readiness in the body and focused spaciousness in the mind
Performance comes without effort and without having to think about it
In this recording, Robert Dilts and Deport Bacon Dilts help you to enter your own "zone" of excellence.