I seems to give instructions; the other, ‘myself’, seems to perform the action.
Teller = Self 1
Doer = Self 2
The Key to better tennis — or better anything — lies in improving the relationship between: the conscious teller, Self 1, and the natural abilities of Self 2.
Imagine Self 1 and Self 2 as being two different people. Self 1 does not trust Self 2, even though it embodies all the potential you have developed up to that moment and is far more competent to control the muscle system than Self 1.
Self 1 = The Patron.
The one giving the orders, always pushing Self 2 to produce and meet deadlines, often interfering with Self 2’s process, thus hastening the process. Self 1 mustn’t force Self 2, but must respect and acknowledge that the greatness that is created by Self 2 is a result of process.
Self 2 = The Artist.
The one who only knows imagery, feeling, and creativity. Self 2 is the doer, but pushed too hard, Self 2 will clam up. Negative self-judgments of self 2 usually become self-fulfilling prophecies that can inhibit innate development.