What It's Like To Hit The Perfect Shot
Posted on October 05, 2011 by Dawn Greaney, One of Thousands of Career Coaches on Noomii.
Billie Jean King describes what it's like to hit the perfect shot; when mind, body and soul are one.
I heard an interview with Billie Jean King awhile ago around her 50th anniversary of her first win at Wimbledon. It was on NPR and Susan Stamberg was asking the question. I love BJK’s answer to the question of what it feels like to hit a perfect shot. What a great way of describing it.
STAMBERG: Can you tell us what it feels like to hit a perfect shot?
Ms. KING: It feels like it’s mind, body and soul totally integrated for one perfect moment and you feel like you’re one with yourself and one with the universe all in a very split moment.
STAMBERG: The first time you do it, do you have time to stop and think, gee, I just did that, or is it just all moving so fast?
Ms. KING: No, no, it’s just a split moment. You’re in and out. You’re totally in the process, in the moment. That’s when you’re in the zone in anything. And all you do in life, if you’re engaged in the moment, that’s when life, I find, is the most, you know, it’s most gratifying.