Metacognition - Ep. 18
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Metacognition is a fancy word for “thinking about thinking”.⁠

To borrow definitions from research with Olympic athletes, metacognition can be broken into 3 forms:⁠

- being aware of goals and how those goals relate to specific situations;⁠
- using specific psychological strategies (such as goal-setting, imagery, self-talk, relaxation, and activation) to manage and control your thoughts and visualizations;⁠
- being aware of how past experience might shape your present perspective and future predictions.⁠

We learn by making and correcting mistakes at the edge of our ability. This means that metacognition is an essential tool for recognizing our errors, rapidly correcting them, and continuously improving during training. ⁠

In this episode, we discuss how that works, and one method for doing so that you can use today. ⁠

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