Or as Yoda would say “No. Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try.” We spend most of our lives using the logical, verbal, rules-based, analytical, judgmental half of our brains. Athletes, musicians and artists spend a good part of their day using the visual, intuitional, sense-based, objective and experiential part of our brains.
I would highly recommend one of the Inner Game books by Tim Gallwey. It doesn’t matter whether you play tennis, golf, ski or are engaged in business, his application of Buddhist principles was perhaps the biggest breakthrough in peak performance learning techniques in the last 50 years.
(And if you want to go back to the book that started it all, check out “Zen and the Art of Archery”. The whole idea of aiming by not aiming is the essence of your article.)