Like many great golfers know, excellent performance is not about the result but is a matter of the process.
A consistent pre-shot routine, attention to only what is relevant, and a commitment to the action, are the things that create good results.
Too much focus on the potential-outcome, whether good or bad, ensures less potential for quality results.
When practicing the movements of a TaiChi Forms sequence, there is a clear focus and understanding of the process, the order of operations… just like a pre-shot routine.
When performing the movements of a TaiChi Forms sequence, there is no thinking whatsoever beyond an awareness of what is happening. There is no goal or purpose beyond completing the action undertaken.
Pure intent (Yi), unmuddled by expectation or agenda, makes for the most effective TaiChi.