We are all skilled at what we do. We are so good at some of the things we do, we perform them without even thinking sometimes.
Take walking for example.
For most of us, we stand up and put one foot in front of the other but this has always been the case. Think about a toddler learning to walk. Walking isn’t natural for them. They have to learn to pull themselves up, learn to stand alone and take a few tentative steps with lots of falls in between.
Only months later, the coordination of the mind and body allows the toddler to walk safely and competently.
Not always because although we learn skills proficiently, we don’t always execute them correctly especially under pressure.
In sport, we call this choking.