Anthony de Mello recounting a story by Zhuang Zhou and spicing it up a bit with his charm. Here goes:
When the archer shoots for nothing, he has all his skill.
When he shoots for a [bronze medal] he is already nervous.
When he shoots for the [gold medal] he sees two targets. He is out of his mind.
His skill has not changed, but the prize divides him. He cares. He thinks more of winning than of shooting.
And the need to win drains him of power.
Imagine living your life for no prize. Will you have all your skill?