2000, by Timothy Gallwey
I was first introduced to this book in 2006 when I begin my coach training. Gallway’s work provides a framework and insight about high performance internal states as compared with lower performance inner experience. He provides a road map to fulfilling our potential. If this sounds like Czikszentmihalyi’s concept of flow then you’re on the right track. Gallway identifies Self 1 and Self 2 as a way of differentiating different inner states. Self 1 is the voice of our inner dialogue and while it not necessarily false or negative, it often is. Even when Self 1 is being instructive and positive it is a distraction that diminishes potential performance. When Self 2 is able to function with focus, performance increased. I recommend this book to anyone who wants a deep dive on understanding how to improve performance.