In Tiger Woods’s career, there are a few times that allow us to see the effect of staying in the “learning zone” all the time.
Tiger Woods swings, the action has already begun. At this time, there was a sudden change in the game scene. For example, a spectator shouted loudly, or someone ran out suddenly. In short, this change will interfere with Tiger Woods’ movement.
Tiger Woods will stop half of his movements, and then he will adjust his posture and start again.
Autographed by Tiger Woods
Ordinary spectators may feel nothing when they see this scene, but after seeing it, those who can play golf, in Shan Tianfang’s words, are “all terrified!”
When we are proficient in one thing, one effect is that we will “automate” it if we do it again. For example, driving, people who ca n’t drive need to be highly focused, and people who are familiar with driving can basically drive while chatting. Even if you asked him how to open it, he couldn’t tell clearly. The matter of driving has entered his comfort zone. The so-called automation is to move unconsciously.
Ordinary people would consider this unconscious movement to be a skillful performance of one thing and be proud of it. That’s right, someone else’s study area is your comfort zone, you are a cow.
Ordinary people can also play golf automatically. After they swing, they lose control of the club-unless someone interferes halfway, then they will fly the ball, or they will not be able to hit the ball at all. The more you play, the more serious this automation will be.
And the real professional masters, absolutely do not allow themselves to automate. For example, a real racing master, every movement on the track is conscious. The world’s top football striker, every shot is conscious.
Now, the key point is coming: Why can they not be automated? Because they have no comfort zone.
Once they find that they have mastered this technology, they will immediately enter the next more difficult project. They will never continue to train a project that has proved to be simple by themselves to the point where it can be automated and boring. Their training always pursues higher difficulty. How likely is Tiger Woods to hit the ball in the sand during the game? However, he practiced a lot of training in various extreme uncomfortable positions, such as playing out of the sand. This is why there are already multiple professional championships in hand, Tiger Woods is still constantly updating his swing.
The same figure skaters, their training time is about the same. The difference is that most athletes repeat the movements they have mastered most of the time, while top athletes practice various difficult jumps most of the time.
We often hear folklore that there is a student whose mastery of textbooks has reached a certain level. If you say one of them, he can tell you which page it is in. I would like to ask: How does this student learn? The answer is: He has already learned it.
Once you know it, you should hurry to the next level. It doesn’t make any sense to reverse the strategy of this level.
We can often hear someone bragging: “I can close my eyes …” Anyone who reaches this level is useless. Real masters never do things with their eyes closed. Experts will not do things with their eyes closed, because their energy is used to pursue higher technology, and there is no time to do low-level actions with their eyes closed.
Those who can especially win chess online are masters, but by no means first-class masters. Those who get the first place in the fast chess game and the blind chess game are masters, but they are by no means first-class masters.
When I write here, I even think that those who are really professional racers usually go out with a driver because they should not drive on the highway.
I think of a sports brand advertisement I saw a few years ago-a group of black children, one by one repeating a sentence to the camera: “I am Tiger Woods.” Yes, I also want to be Tiger Woods.