- their capability to stay alert.
- their capability to capitalize on the various opportunities;
- their capability to observe the Big Tangible Picture;
- their capability to stay confident;
- their capability to maneuver regardless of the chaos factor;
- their ease of effort when employing certain moves; and
- their competitive drive.
It does not matter whether your are swinging a sword or maneuvering a pen on a clipboard of paper, each relevant action could be considered as an extension of your mind.
If you are a swordplayer of different sorts, please read this post.
While you are assessing the competition, there is a good chance that they are assessing you concurrently.