David’s Basketball Lesson #8:
Watch Out For Your Ego Mind
In the Lessons that I have sent to you, you now know and hopefully you have experienced how powerful breathing is when you shoot, and how holding your follow through works and helps. And let’s not forget the arc of the ball as you shoot. This is a big one for many players.
Have you noticed that maybe you are not making doing them as important anymore? Or have you forgotten to work on these concepts altogether?
This seems to be a natural progression for most of us because the ego mind does not want to be so far out of the picture. It will constantly sneak in and tell you that it knows better than you do about how to shoot well.
If you have used these three concepts in your play and saw the immediate improvement, then you know this thought is not true.
My point is that if you found that you shot better when you used these concepts then using them more and more and getting better and better at letting your body learn and figuring out how to shoot the way you want to is the issue you need to address.
So, how do you deal with this Ego mind? First of all, you need to just not believe the ego mind when it says that it needs to control your body in order to make the basket.
Then you need some strategies that will help you keep letting go and letting your body play and learn.
One of these strategies is that you just keep on focusing on the four concepts given to you no matter what.
However, I find that most people need some help and this is why I wrote my book Becoming A Zen-Sational Basketball Shooter. Maybe just buying and reading my book is enough for you to keep working on these ideas. In any case, you need to find ways to help you stay focused on the things that allow you to play well every time.
And please always keep in mind that this way of playing is a process and you will not one day “just do it perfectly.” You will be constantly learning more and more about yourself and how you can play better and better no matter your age, but it will still take some effort on your part.
So, get my book Becoming A Zen-Sational Basketball Shooter. so you can make sure you stay on the road to playing what I believe to be the only way to play. A way that is fun and exciting because you will always be improving, and of course, you will be making more baskets even under pressure, and feeling good about it all.
And, of course, in my book Becoming A Zen-Sational Basketball Shooter, you will be getting some more extremely important techniques that you didn’t get with these 4 Critical Lessons. Techniques like focusing on the hook (What is that??), how to make more free throws, what not to do when shooting free throws, how to re-program when you miss your shots and lots more.
But whatever you do, please keep working on these concepts and just don’t let your Ego mind tell you they don’t work because I know that in your heart you know that they do work.