What would happen, if, the next time you stepped in to the agility ring with your dog, your heart were not racing just a little bit?
What if your palms weren’t sweating just a bit?
What if you weren’t up on the tips of your toes just a little bit, ready to move forward with your dog?
What if you walked in to the ring, and felt disinterested?
Or even worse, nothing at all?
What if nothing worried you?
What if you knew the outcome of every run before it happened?
What if every detail was as clear as day to you, no unknowns, no probability, no uncertainty?
No concerns, no investment in either process or outcome.
No arousal, no excitement, no passion.
A physiological response. Fight or flight.
Pupils dilated, heart ready.
You need this.
Without it, performances are
No. Instead, arousal, awareness, game on, elevated.
You can get places you can’t get without it.
Run faster than you can without it.
See more detail than you can without it.
Stress – bring it.
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