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Maximum Performance

In Chapter 4 ("Spontaneity") of Impro for Storytellers Keith Johnstone quotes from Maximum Performance by Laurence Moorhouse and Leonard Goss about how athletes feel after a superb result:

... I don't remember any particular moment during the event. It all seemed so easy. At the finish, the way the crowd was cheering told me I had done well, but I had the feeling that if I had only tried a little harder I could have done much better.

Johnstone continues, "And yet it's obvious that forgetting to try harder gave them their success."

(cf. NotCare (2006-02-13), ...) - ^z - 2013-05-19

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