Making the 30 minute trip to and from work everyday affords me the opportunity to expand my knowledge by listening to audio books. Over the past couple of days, I have listened to the “Keys of Positive Thinking” by Napoleon Hill. This compilation of speeches made by Hill is very interesting and touches on many topics I already subscribe to. However, his 3 minute talk on Mental Attitude struck a chord with me and realized it is one of my success in golf.
The Cole’s Notes of his talk outlines that how we think is how we perform. If we have a positive mental attitude, we will see the world in a positive manner. Conversely, will happen with a negative mental attitude. This is nothing new, but Hill also added, at least in my mind, a special point that shouts golf. He talked about focus!
In this case, focus is not concentration, but where we tune our mental thoughts. The mental attitude that all aspects of golf are within our grasp will help drive in my golf game. We transmit razor focus and it will be transferred into something very good in out game. Of course, thought without action leads nowhere. By focusing on being successful in our golf game will lead to success.
I realize this entire concept sounds foreign, but I do believe in the a positive and focused mental attitude helps my golf game. It keeps me motivated to improve, seek better ways to succeed and to understand that improving is a process, not something that magically happens.
What are your thoughts on a mental attitude? Does it help your game?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!