I just had an interesting experience and I thought I might share it. My oldest daughter injured her foot two months ago. This precluded her from participating in her regular gymnastics practices and she missed four meets. She was finally cleared to practice one week before the state championships, unfortunately, she got sick and was not able to have a full practice until the day before the states.
She spent the last two months watching professional gymnasts on youtube performing at the highest levels. She spent her time visualizing her routines with perfect execution. We were just happy that she was able to participate, but we didn't have high expectations. What I witnessed was one of the most awesome displays of will and determination that I've even seen and she placed second over all.
I've read here many times to watch professional mandolinists on youtube and to emulate their technique. I highly recommend spending some time visualizing without your instrument in hand. The mind is a powerful tool.
And now for today's weather....sunny, with a chance of legs
"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." - Abraham Lincoln