An Adaption from Chung Tzu: The Problem with Trophies

When the archer merely shoots,
All his skill is there.
When he shoots in a contest,
He gets nervous.

When he shoots for a trophy,
He goes blind
Or sees double—
He loses his mind.

His skill has not changed,
But competition
Divides his thoughts—
He thinks of winning,
Not shooting;

Desire takes away his skill.

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