Archive for the ‘Mastery’ Category

Guest Post: Mindfulness — In Buddhism and TI
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 24th, 2011

This is a guest post by Kwin Krisdaphong of Thailand. Kwin was inspired to learn TI by watching Shinji’s viral youtube video.  He taught himself TI with the aid of the 10-Lesson Self-Coached Workshop  DVD (creating his own sketches as learning aids – see below) then took a 1-day workshop with Coach Tang Siew Kwan […]

Does Talent Matter? Not if your goal is Personal Transformation.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 21st, 2011

We begin Deliberate Practice to accomplish some utilitarian goal. We continue because it’s life-changing

Remembering Steve Jobs
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on October 21st, 2011

Traditional swimming is like Microsoft and PCs. TI is a lot like Apple.

Two Sets to Test Your Stroke Efficiency AND Mastery
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 21st, 2011

Take the Test: How efficient is your stroke. How masterful are you at pace control?

Begin Practice with a Beginner’s Mind
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 20th, 2011

Swim the first few minures (or as long as you like) easily and attentively to learn What Is. Then devote the rest of practice to improving it.

Passionate Curiosity and Deep Practice
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 12th, 2011

Passionate Curiosity is an indispensable mindset for anyone wishing to improve their swimming. Deep Practice is how you convert Curiosity into Mastery.

by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 9th, 2011

George Leonard wrote, “If our life is a good one . . . most of it will be spent on the plateau.” Therefore we should learn to value, enjoy — even love long stretches of diligent effort with no apparent progress.

A Brief History Part 5: Closing the Loop — Habits, Neurons and Swim Improvement
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 8th, 2011

Mindful Practice — consciously merging thought and movement – creates *observable change in the brain’s infrastructure*. This improves skill, endurance and speed far more dramatically than training the body alone.

A Brief History of TI Part 4: 2003-07 – A “Study of Excellence”
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 7th, 2011

In most endeavors, most people stop improving fairly quickly. A few continue improving indefinitely – sometimes for decades. Four habits make this possible.

It’s not a Plateau. It’s a Crossroads.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 6th, 2011

In most endeavors we improve quickly at first, but improvement slows, then stops. What happens next is a defining moment for all of us.