There is a reason I called my golf blog The Grateful Golfer. As I tried to develop a positive mindset due to some medical challenges, I felt that talking about and sharing my ideas about my passion would allow me to focus on being grateful for the wonderful aspects of my life. After 10 years of musings, I can honestly say that my goal succeeded beyond my expectations. As I round the corner to the back nine of my life, I think it is time to double down and continue sending positive vibes of gratefulness into my 3 foot space and beyond.
I am a strong proponent of The Law of Attraction that talks about manifesting an outcome through thoughts. Of course this is a simplification of the whole concept, however it does sum it up quickly. I believe that to make a thought happen, we have to take action to achieve it. Inactivity is not a recipe for success. This is doubly true for our golf game. We have to take positive steps with focused intent to improve lower our golf scores.
An interesting aspect of being mindful and grateful is that it expands to the other players in my group and beyond my golf game. My gratefulness ripples out from my initial thought like a pebble creates ripples in a calm pool of water. The ripples of gratefulness come back tenfold the ripples bounce back off other people and objects. My mindset of being grateful is so ingrained in my thought processes that it my natural steady state.
To be fair, I do not walk around with my head in the sand thinking everything is rosy. There are challenges and hurdles that I face everyday on and off the golf course. I chose to create the day I want and using gratefulness as my foundation helps my navigate my day. I find that this approach empowers me to improve my 3 foot space which keeps the ripples flowing.
Golf is a game that provides opportunities. It also can drive golfers into fits of frustration. My view is that those fits are eliminated or reduced by staying grateful for the ability to play. I often laugh at my foolish shots and relish in the good ones because I am grateful to be on the golf course!
Being grateful is how I live my life. It is how I golf. And it is the foundation of my attitude and how I approach my 3 foot space. Today is a new day and I am grateful for whatever comes my way!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!