Positive Thinking In Golf

Celebrate Your Success

What? Me Successful? Sure! Too many of us forget that we’ve done successful things because we tend to remember the “UN” successful things, don’t we? You hit a good shot and complain that you hit the ball off center or you complain that you got a lucky bounce. You recover well and yet complain that you hit a lousy shot that got you in
trouble in the first place.


Positive Thinking In Golf

Celebrate your successes right now–you’ve had them–they’re not hard to locate. Positive thinking in golf is about remembering them! Did you ever get it right? Sure you have. Did you ever play well? Sure you have. Did you ever hit a great shot or make the right choice of shot or club selection? Sure you have. Did you ever fail? Sure you have but remembering THAT with such gusto weakens you, doesn’t it? Sure it does.

Here’s a simple question. What do you put more emotional intensity behind—the things you do well or the things you did poorly? C’mon. Be honest! 90% answer this with “the things I did poorly”. Remember, if that’s what you’re going to record (by talking, feeling it and thinking about it)—you can’t be surprised when those poor memories and negative experiences are all you have on your tape when you hit the “play back” button!

If you want the things that make you feel good, confident and optimistic to show up more often, then darn it—RECORD THEM. This isn’t just an idle “tip”. There is real “meat” behind it and when you truly understand how your mind/body/emotion relationship really works—you’ll see why this is so important.

For now though—make your list and enjoy what’s it’s like to remember again.

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David Breslow

was voted “Most Requested Coach” by Ameritech Leadership, the weekly Mental Game columnist for The Golf Channel and appeareda on TGC on”Academy Live.” David is also the guest speaker at PGA and LPGA educational workshops, LaCosta Resort and Spa as well as numerous clubs, organizations and businesses. In addition he is host of his own radio show called, “Your Personal Best” and has been a guest on ESPN and WGN radio.

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