I know, you’re reading this on your Blackberry, stuck in traffic, late for everything, with the kids fighting in the back. Thanks for the Ancient Wisdom, now give me something I can use!
Removing your emotions from the outcome of your pursuits seems irrational and impossible. I understand if you’re frustrated and confused.
When our goal is to achieve success or to win, we miss the point of enjoying the challenge, the action, the rush of participating in life. When athletes pull off amazing feats, they are in the zone, fully focused on the immediate action in the Now Moment. They are not even thinking about the opponent. They are not thinking about winning or losing.
They just play the game at the peak of their ability.