Positive Thinking in Golf – Part 3

In golf, the slow pace of the game provides time to worry, to interfere with the smooth automatic processing of your swing, to think about what you don’t want to happen, rather than what you are meant to be doing. And the most basic, most essential thing in this game is to keep your mind focused on what you want to happen, not on what you don¬ít. Whatever you focus on will happen. The most essential thing in golf is your mental game.

“The psychology of golf goes a step further than course management. It entails mental toughness, self confidence, intimidation, gamesmanship, conquering inner demons, instant recall of past successes and being able to quickly purge failures. It is the game within the game”. TIGER WOODS

Golf is a game, and should be fun. No-one plays golf perfectly, not even Tiger Woods or Ernie Els or whoever else is, or has been, at the top of the game. It’s a game where mistakes are made, frequently…and no wonder…when you think about the size of the ball, length of club, and the distance the ball travels…just a whisker of a change in club face application can create a massive difference in where and how the ball travels. So this game is also a game of accepting mistakes and errors. And a mistake is only a mistake if you see it that way. It could alternatively be seen as an opportunity to learn.

“Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you” ALDOUS HUXLEY

All golfers may have beliefs about whether they are good or not at sport, or golf, or good or not at learning – but these are just beliefs, nothing more. There is no need to be held back by limiting beliefs. You can choose to change beliefs no matter how deep rooted they are. Everyone has a body and a mind that has a similar physiology and neurology to the best golfers in the world. Athletic literature is full of examples of athletes who have excelled because of their internal desire, rather than the physical attributes such as size, strength, power or speed. There are tall golfers and short golfers, male and female golfers, young and old golfers. It is not age or body shape that prescribes ability. It is your mind that makes the difference.

“Your thoughts create your actions. You create your thoughts” RICHARD WILKINS

Everybody has the ability to play golf well. How good they get will depend on their commitment. When one scrutinizes the training and preparation habits of great golfers, and all great athletes, it is clear that what is required is a combination of physical ability and a desire to be the very best. It all depends on personal choice – each person can be as good as they want to be.

“Our life is what our thoughts make it” MARCUS AURELIUS

How many times have you heard it said that good golf is 90% in the mind? How many times have you described a golfing problem as a “mental block”? If you yourself recognize it as a mental block then the first step is to learn how to think about your problem in a different way. Remember thoughts create emotions, which in turn direct your actions.

Everything in life depends on how you think about it, not just your golf. You can learn to choose your thoughts, and therefore control the outcome of them. It just takes a little time and practice – but the results will be truly AMAZING.

“All the difference will not make the way you think; yet the way you think will make all the difference” RICHARD WILKINS

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