Focus – Good Thing Bad Thing
This news article is about how one cricket legend gave a few pointers to a current cricketer and it worked out really well with him getting the highest ever world cup score – Martin Crowe mentoring Martin Guptill before his 237*.
I watched the game. It was awesome. Deserved pats on the back all round.
A key point of Crowe’s advice for the batsman was to look for the gaps not the fielders. It seems a common approach is for batsmen to spend those few moments before they get bowled at looking around at the fieldsmen so as not to hit the ball at them. Crowe flipped that logic. Genius in its simplicity. Remember those old psychology experiments asking participants to not think of a polar bear and that was instantly all anyone could think of? Don’t look down. Don’t spill the milk. Damn you brain.
Tell people what to do not what not to do. Focus on the gaps.