Anticipating or hoping for success on the golf course is not the mental frame of mind needed to shoot low golf scores. I believe that by setting my thoughts in the realm of success and then actively seeking ways to accomplish my thoughts has helped me find success on the links. Focusing on success in golf starts before I tee it up, but must be present during my round. If not, I might as well stay home and hope that I would have played well that day!
I am a big fan of Dr Bob Rotella. I think he can articulate most complex golf topics into something we amateurs can understand. I found this video that proves my point about anticipating or hoping for success. Take a look:
What strikes me most about the above video are two things: First is that success starts before you even hit the golf course. I have followed this mantra for years and it works. By the time I hit the first tee, I have successfully loop the course with a very low score. Not surprisingly, more often than not, I feel I accomplished my goal.
Second, is that Dr. Rotella explains about Jack Nicklaus’ ability to focus on what he was doing at the moment. This is a huge eye opener for me because multi-tasking is not effect. Sure, I can accomplish some things, but sometimes I feel like I wasted the time because I did not accomplish what I needed to do in a time period or I was haphazard in my effort. Both of these things detract from being more successful on the golf course.
Dreaming big (really big according to Rotella) is critical to success. Accomplishing any golf goal takes active effort. Anticipating or hoping for success without action only leads to disappointment and frustration. That is why I try to set golf goals and work to achieve them; that is how I actually achieve success in golf!
Do you set golf goals and actively try to accomplish them?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!