Didn't know this but he went from
Blue to Black belt in 5 years. Wow.
The Desire to beat the 1%; that is to beat the best of the best, the world class.
He discusses his shift from
Hobbyist to professional in the sense that training twice a day doesn't make you a professional.
Competing as a fan vs as a competitor against guys you looked up to from early in your career.
W"hy didn't I express my physical knowledge?" - the psychology of performance, comparing ability versus performance, knowledge
I paraphrase but he says "In competion there is only room in your mind for strategic thinking or empty mind - no in between."
He discusses a very Danaher-esque approach/commitment to learning over the long haul vs commitment to just training consistently or training to get good quickly.
And some additional food for thought -