Updated: Sep 22, 2020
Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get good breaks from bad shots, bad breaks from good shots, but you have to play the ball where it lies.
- Bobby Jones
April 12, 2019
Masters Week Part 1
Happy Masters week! Unlike the movie Happy Gilmore, it takes more than hitting a ball hard and far to be successful. Here are some golf related tips to improve your mental game: 1. When golfers get nervous, they tend to want to go big and pray for a great outcome. Instead, focus on the little things, have an objective, and stick to your strategy. 2. Embrace failure, seize moments of failure as opportunities rather than as misfortune and bad luck. Approach every moment as an opportunity. Do this by analyzing what you did wrong, learning from that mistake, and then moving on to the next moment. 3. Effective and purposeful practice. To practice with purpose, you have to be willing to try. Don’t overthink it. Just do it, and don’t get caught up overthinking it. You can’t build consistency without learning from doing. 4. Get a coach or mentor. Asking for advice isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of maturity. You will improve your game if you can ask for help and are willing to receive both positive and negative feedback. 5. Be a constant student of the game by finding new ways to challenge yourself each day. This includes meeting new people or surrounding yourself with people who challenge you to grow. 6. Fear is the driver of poor decisions. Fear is based on anticipating a future negative outcome and its consequences. If you create a habit of fear it can be debilitating and cause paralysis by over analysis. Instead, choose to create a habit of staying present. Do this by focusing on the little things that help you in the moment. 7. Be humble and have self-awareness. Take time to reflect on your motivations, expectations, and emotions. Imagine seeing how you act, react, talk to yourself and others, and how you look and feel when you are confident and happy vs angry, scared, or upset. Picture the best version of yourself and remember to walk the walk. #mastersgolf #mindset #mindfulness #sportsarelifelessons #golfislife #epicsportpsychology #mastersgolf #mindset #mindfulness #sportsarelifelessons #golfislife #sticktotheplan #embracefailure #practicewithpurpose #coaches #mentors #lifelonglearner #overcomefear #behumble #selfawareness #bestversionofyou #walkthewalk