“Before I pitch any game, from Spring Training to Game 7 of the World Series, I’m scared to death.” Curt Schilling
Approach every time like the first time, and you will live in the moment and experience excellence.
The Japanese martial artists have the idea of Shosen, Beginner’s Mind. It allows us to be present and fully experience the moment, even if it is the thousandth time we are experiencing something.
Imagine if every time you met a client, you had the same preparation you did for your first couple.
If every time you looked at your beloved, you got those same butterflies.
If every time you drove a car, you were as aware as the first time you got behind the wheel.
The jitters, that rookie feeling, can be a good thing for it expands our awareness and lets us avoid the complacency that creeps in with experience.