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From: "George Fremin III" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 2:29 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Improving Concentration
> There are more things that just focus and concentration -
> I think much
> of it is learned by operating many many contests until
> most of the
> operating actions and techniques become second nature.
George is correct here. There was an article in the New York
Times just this week that indicates our conscious mind has
quite limited control over the subconscious, and that we
operate primarily at the subconscious level. Here is an
excerpt from the article:
"But most of the action is going on beneath the surface.
Indeed, the conscious mind is often a drag on many
activities. Too much thinking can give a golfer the yips.
Drivers perform better on automatic pilot. Fiction writers
report writing in a kind of trance in which they simply take
dictation from the voices and characters in their head, a
grace that is, alas, rarely if ever granted nonfiction
Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
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