When I started High Power Rifle Competition back in 1989, I was a College Student, Majoring in Philosophy. I had a book that I bought back in grade school, "Zen in the Martial Arts" by Joe Hyams. I read it, and some of the concepts translated well into my shooting practice. That book referenced another: "Zen in the Art of Archery" I bought the audio version and it became my coaching book for the 1st 3 years of High Power Competition. Here's a complete copy online for those interested, and too cheap to buy the audio version: http://www.ideologic.org/files/Eugen_Herrigel_-_Zen_in_the_Art_of_Archery.pdf Later on I found out about Lanny Basham, the American Olympic Gold Medalist from the Montreal Games. here's some shit about him: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/london-2012/9412387/The-gold-medal-coach.html http://mentalmanagement.blogspot.com/2008/07/mental-management-student-take-miss.html Lanny Made a lot of money coaching Athletes and Businessmen in Asia in the 80s. Interesting to me was that quite a bit of what he said was almost identical to the concepts hit upon in ZEN in the art of Archery. An American, Making money in Japan telling the Japanese something they already knew! Albeit from a slightly different perspective. For those interested here are some free - Lanny Basham Articles: Mastering Mental Game Article: http://www.targetshooting.ca/docs/Mastering_the_Mental_Game-Seminar_Notes.pdf Reinforcement: http://www.kslinternationalarchery.com/Sport Psychology/ReinforcementLB.pdf http://www.dmagazine.com/publicatio...elps-you-think-your-way-to-a-better-golf-game The mind is the one constant in all forms of action, hence the old quote from the book of five rings, "from one thing, know 10 thousand things" If you happen to look at any of these articles, keep them in mind the next time you try to make a good shot, or whatever it is you're doing that strikes your fancy.