There is one fact that holds true for all of us: We become what we think about on an ongoing basis. If you have consistent thoughts about what you want to get or have or who you want to become, eventually you will achieve it.
This works, without a doubt, every single time and the only thing that you need to do is to continue to think about what you want until it happens. You will achieve your goal if you desire it enough to consistently think about it, dream about it and talk about it.
Now, before you get carried away with your rebuff’s, let me just say that I am not suggesting you can think of any ridiculous thing and it will magically appear. If you are a native Frenchman living in the South of France and you suddenly get the urge to think about becoming the president of the United States, you need to rethink what you want.
If you are 50 years old, you are no likely going to be able to play rugby for the All Blacks or get yourself into the starting lineup of the New York Giants, unless you buy the team, then you could theoretically put yourself in, but it may be a bad idea.
So some realism is called for; but surprisingly enough, most people vastly underestimate what they are capable of achieving. As a rule of thumb, there are very few limits to an individual with desire. For example, I believe that virtually all amateurs are capable of breaking 80, but the bulk of them never will. It would not even occur to many of them that they are skilled enough.
Virtually everyone is capable of achieving a dream lifestyle if only they would believe first, then set goals to make it happen and never stop trying.
You can program your mind to deliver great things for you. For example, you could teach it the “winners” mindset and to be mentally tough. You could also get your mind to allow you to keep control of your fears on the course or to keep your anger in check on a bad shot.
Your mind is capable of changing your physical swing for you as long as you have a clear internal image of the position you want to achieve, and you are physically capable of getting there.
One of the two very best times to reprogram your mind is at night, right before you go to sleep, as this allows your subconscious to think about it all night long. Your subconscious never sleeps, so you may as well ask it to think about what you want instead of just random dreams.
The other optimum time is to think about what you want first thing in the morning when you wake up. Spend ten minutes imagining yourself doing or having what you want, then carry on with the rest of your day as normal. Your mind will continue to dwell on your morning thoughts all day.
Yes, you’ve guessed it. The most powerful thing to do is focus during both the morning and the night; then you can even have a little lunch time in between to top it off.
Add as much emotional feeling into your imaginations as possible and always imagine yourself as having achieved what you want. If you want to be calm and confident on the golf course, no matter what the situation, imagine yourself doing this as vividly as possible. Get INTO your imagination and feel what it’s like to experience it.
If you are making a swing change, ensure that you have a clear idea in your mind of how the move looks. Then imagine yourself doing it perfectly every time and getting the correct shot result consistently.
There are some fantastic programs that you can listen to which are guided sessions for mental game performance, playing in the zone, getting through slumps and handling pressure situations. You don’t need to know how to do these as they are all guided; so just put the headphones on and imagine away, following the instructions. It is not uncommon for high handicap golfers to get to single figures using these Professionally Produced Programs. Read my reviews on some of these programs at http://www.golfmindshop.com and find out which are great and what’s rubbish.
Wishing you FIR’s, GIR’s & Blue Skies.
Mark – The Golfersmind
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