Fortunately, this is a skill which you can easily learn. Many of us are familiar with the model that we can only consciously process 7 plus or minus 2 pieces of information at a time. This might mean that at any moment on an average day we can hold about 7 ‘thoughts’ or chunks of information, perhaps 9 on a good day and perhaps 5 on a bad day. It’s estimated that on average our senses are bombarded with about 2 billion pieces of information at any one time. So how useful would it be for you to make sure you were paying attention to the most important pieces to get the best from your sporting performance right now?