Today, I’d like to talk about Focus and how to do it. And I’m going to surprise you in how I advise you to get it. Everyone thinks you have to really grit your teeth, call upon all of your energy and willpower and then somehow make it happen through sheer force.
I must say that I used to be like that too. I struggled and I sweated and strained to try to be like Hogan. He was called “The wee ice man” he was so focused.
Folks, I’m here to tell you that he was a very unusual guy. He was just gifted in ways that most of us are not, including me.
However, the ability to focus can be taught and learned. And it’s easy. In fact, the biggest problem I have with working with my clients is getting them to believe that things we are going to accomplish are easy.
I have a large red button that I constantly push that has a human voice say “That was easy.” And I use it often in my office.
Why do I do this?
Because if you think things are hard, then they are. If you think things can be easy, then they will be much easier. Do you realize that the biggest thing holding you back from achieving a round of golf focused on having a great score and sticking to your plan is just that you think it’s hard!
Now that you’ve got that, the next step is to tell yourself, your unconscious mind, that you want it to focus on achieving your best score, and whatever needs to happen to get that.
And then, let the rest go. Yep, that’s right, just let go whatever else you think is stopping you from enjoying a great round while totally focused on it.
Think about it. If you have a heavy rock in your hand, is it easier to hold onto it, or to just let it go?
Folks, it takes much more energy to hold onto your limitations and doubts. Decide that you can let that go and you will, really, it’s that simple.
There’s one more piece to this puzzle. You might be one of those people that has a lot of thoughts whizzing through the mind all of the time. You might have even been called ADD or ADHD or something like that. I work with these folks all of the time and I get it.
If this describes you at some time or another, the answer is always to allow the thoughts to come in all they want, thank them, then dismiss them. Do not fight against your thoughts. Go with them. The more you give negative energy to them, the more they bother you.
“That which we resist, persists.”
Take a third party observer position about them. Separate yourself from them. Never fight them, instead, flow with them and tell yourself that a part of you can focus on your golf routine and another part of you can think all it wants. You can even sort of laugh at those thoughts like you would if a little child were saying them to you, a fully mature adult.
Decide that you will focus at the beginning of the round, enjoy your game, assign the mind to keep the focus, let the rest go�and watch your golf scores drop like a rock.
If you can focus, and you can can’t you?, then you can end up with that clubface right where it needs to be, focused at impact, square to the target. It’s very easy now isn’t it?
Greens and fairways,
Do you still really think that the only way to get better at this game is to take lessons and then practice until your hands bleed? Does that work? Sometimes for some people. At the beginner level, yes, you need to get the basics down and develop a decent swing. But what of all those millions of golfers around the world that have a decent swing…that have taken lessons…that have had plenty of great shots before.
Why can’t you put together 18 holes of good golf if you can put together 3 or 4?….You can!
Now, go with me here a minute…you’ve produced a great shot before with a given club right? So you know that the problem is not with your body unless the body has significantly changed since you had that shot right?
I HAVE LISTENED TO YOUR CDS NUMEROUS TIMES ON MY WAY TO WORKING OUT. THEY HELP TO REINFORCE MY BELIEF IN THE POWER OF THE CONSCIENCE AND ESPECIALLY THE SUB-CONSCIENCE. .
I HAVE ELIMINATED A LOT OF USELESS THINKING IN MY PLAYING!! I WILL BREAK 80! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!
|Steve Little, Bloomington IL|
So if that’s not the problem, what is? I don’t think I have to tell you. I think your clubs know the answer since they don’t change from shot to shot. As I write this and you read this, I am reminded of a friend who recounted to me about a story that Jack Nicklaus dad used to tell about young Jack. It seems that Jack never did think he had the best or prettiest swing on the tour. And, he didn’t think he had the most talent. He just KNEW he was going to make a putt…or a perfect swing…or win the tournament.
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Have you heard it all before? Have you taken lesson after lesson and you’re still stuck at your old scoring level? Why is that? Why do some folks seem to make this game sooo easy and others struggle beyond belief.
What if you could play golf with the attitude of Fred Couples? What if you could shrug off your worst nightmare rounds and play at your highest level immediately after?
Have you heard the old saying that we only use 10% of our mind power? Whether it’s 5% or 10% or 20%, you know it’s definitely true as you have experienced times in your life, on and off the course where you have had absolute flashes of brilliance and wondered why you can’t do it all the time…guess what? You can!If you’ve hit a great shot with your clubs just once before, there is absolutely no reason you can’t do it again. What do you do differently when you don’t repeat a great shot? I’ll tell you…you run your mind a certain way that produces those results…simple. Break 80 Without Practice
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