You’re more prepared than you think.
The groundwork has already been laid in the inner space of your mind. It’s all muscle memory now.
And so, let go of all your crutches and props and cheat sheets. They won’t help you. Instead, trust that you’ve already done the work. Trust that you can be moved by whatever is inside of you. Trust that who you are is enough to get the job done. And just start from whatever energy is there.
Yoda gave this same advice to his young apprentice before he ventured into the cave.
Your weapons, you will not need them. Everything a jedi needs to survive is already inside of him. Ability. Intelligence. Strength. Belief. Focus. Hope.
Who needs a light saber when you have weapons like that?
Jazz musicians feel this every night when they take the stage. Because they know the songs will be utterly chaotic and unpredictable. Just like life.
And so, their goal isn’t to spend two hours rehearsing every note in the green room, but to integrate every ripple of their life into the creative moment. Constantly and subtly building on who you already are and what you already do.
If you find yourself confronted with tasks that are seemingly outside your skill set, tell yourself that you trust your resources to achieve your goals. That you are equal to this challenge. That your accumulated knowledge and experiences will be there to support you.
And that if panic should start to grow, a surge of genius will bubble up as if from an underground spring.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
How do your performance shift when you’re willing to being nothing less than completed integrated?
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