December 7, 2020
A Nail. A Mirror. A Seed.
What is it? The choice to do what you are great at.
COVID has taken it’s toll on so many this year. For some, heartbreak. For others, a time to be grateful. Grateful for all that you have.
So many of us live a life of quiet desperation and are not happy with our choices. We might be stuck in a job we hate, are married to someone who abuses us, or we have habits that are harmful to our health. Sometimes our personal beliefs determine the choices we make.
What if your personal beliefs are not the truth? What if you had the courage to make different choices that could change your life? Would you be willing?
Change can be difficult, even scary. I am here to challenge you to take another shot.
We are motivated by two things. Stopping pain or seeking reward. How bad does it have to hurt before you are willing to change? Are you willing to look in the mirror, see your strengths, weaknesses, and work on you? What if you could make a choice to change everything for the better? Would you have the courage?
I dare you to stop and take a personal inventory. If you have been contemplating doing something different for quite a while, maybe this is the time. The It Box has three simple objects that represent the steps that need to be taken to Own It….
The Nail: Define your why. Are you avoiding pain, or seeking reward? Have you been sitting on a nail for a while? Whining about how much it hurts, but not willing to do anything about it? Maybe its time to get off the nail.
The Mirror: Look in in the Mirror. What do you see? Do you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve your it? Who are you? What are you good at? What do you love? What do you need to learn?
The Seed: Plant a Seed. What do you need to do to start on the path to pursue your it? Take the first step, no matter how small it might be.
I DARE YOU…..
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Why do you play golf? Do you love the personal challenge? Do you like to compete? Do you enjoy being outdoors? Do you like the fact that you can play with your family?
Many of the people I teach play just for fun. Although they do not compete, they still like to improve their games. It is important that you understand your why. Why do you play? What you do like most about golf? Is it hitting good shots? Scoring low? Being outside? Playing with friends? Once you understand your why, it is easier to define what you want.
Do you want to hit the golf ball more straight? Farther? Do you want to score better? Are you sick of embarrassing yourself on the course? Would you like to putt better? Get your chips closer to the hole? Again, knowing what you clearly want will also help you make realistic expectations and goals for improvement.
I suggest you stop and think about why you play, what you would love to improve, and make a plan to work on those parts of your game that will give you the most satisfaction. That way you can enjoy yourself much more on the course.
What if……. you could learn to be more in control of you? To be clear, confident, and play your game with courage. What would that do to your performance? If you could trust yourself, knowing you have the skills to pull off the shots you plan, would you play more often?
Golf is one of the most difficult games ever invented. There are so many variables included in playing your best, it is almost impossible to learn everything needed. Being a former LPGA Tour Player, married to a former PGA Tour Player, we are very aware of all the obstacles needed to be overcome to learn to play a great round of golf. With that in mind, we have created a program called “Own Your Game Academy”.
The “Own Your Game Academy” teaches you about yourself. How do you learn? Do you want to see it, feel it, or hear it? Do you play golf defensively, or fire at the pin? Do you have a strategic plan on the course, or just wing it? Are you able to focus on the task at hand? Control your emotions? Are you able to think abstractly, and adapt to changing conditions on the course?
What if you would learn to control you, make a plan, and have the knowledge to pull it off? How much better could you be? Maybe it’s time to find out.
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Do you find you are more effective when you are pursuing a goal or protecting your position? We are not all motivated by the same thing. Some of us are better when we are fighting to protect while some are more efficient when pursuing. It is imperative that you learn which one gets the fire burning in you.
Are you the type of person who sets goals, makes plans, writes them down, and then proceeds to knock each item off your list one thing at a time? If so, you are a pursuer. One who goes after what they want. If this is you, creating a pregame strategy will help you play better golf. “Why”, you might ask? Because high pursuers tend to be more competitive and like to take risks, they may tend to allow their emotions to guide their actions, and take unnecessary risks on the golf course. If you have played golf for any length of time, I am sure you have witnessed a player take an unnecessary risk on the course that cost them dearly. (Hopefully, it wasn’t you)!
Maybe you are not motivated by fighting for something, but prefer to keep what you already have. You are happy with the status-quo. You prefer to play it safe. You realize hitting fairways and greens is the easiest way to shoot a low score. Non-threatening, steady play will always create consistent results. If this sounds like you, you are a protector. You are the tortoise. The one down the middle of every fairway, on the green, and in the hole.
It doesn’t matter which type of player you are; The Pursuer or The Protector. Both types have won “Majors”. The only important thing for you is to know which one YOU are.
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