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.   

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