Psycho Cybernetics in Archery Accuracy Achievement
Every great archer knows that archery is a sport of technique, skill and mental agility. The archer imagines the arrow hitting the bull’s eye before he releases the powerful weapon. If you are new to archery may I suggest Psychosexologist a relevant book to read first; “Psycho-Cybernetics” by Maxwell Maltz a renown expert on the subject of the powers of the mind?
Of course this is not to say that you can become an excellent master of archery without practice, as that is a misnomer completely. It takes practice, talent, knowledge of the sport as well as honed mental “in the zone” displacement. Archery is a challenging sport to master and it is extremely competitive. Those who cannot combine all these characteristics cannot compete at the top levels.
In one chapter Maxwell Maltz discusses the reality of the mind and sports, where a basketball player sits in a chair all day and imagines himself swishing the basket from the free-throw line. Sure enough the players can improve their free-throw percentages faster and gain better accuracy by doing this, than actually shooting free-throws all day, where some hit and some miss.
This is something everyone should do in sports and I have often in Track and Field visited the track and walked the track, become one with the track imagining the victory in advance over and over again. Then when the track meet came, run my personal best time ever and won the race. How is this possible?