The witness position is something each of us can take. It is when we realize that we are not our thoughts but an observer of our thoughts.
Assuming the witness position is recognizing the old tape we play about how we are not good enough. The thoughts that are working overtime to protect our ego.
When we focus on our breathing, focus on being present, exercise attention, and become mindful of these patterns–we are now witnessing what is.
Then, we can perform.