I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation between Joe Rogan and GSP. The following clip is particularly interesting, where he talks about his recent (incredible) comeback fight:
When the rubber meets the road and it’s time to perform, the worst thing you can do is get stuck in your own head. You’ve got to detach from the situation as best you can – it sounds silly, but sometimes if I’m writing to a deadline, or attempting to get anything difficult done, I pretend I’m some kind of android.
I just robotically go through the motions. I don’t leave myself any room to think about what I’m doing. Before I know it, it’s done.
Not everything has to be planned and debated to death. Sometimes you’ve just got to get robotic: prioritise and execute.