A Surprising Revelation?

Posted on 05. Dec, 2012 by in Psychology

I have a confession to make.

I haven’t played enough golf this year.

And I don’t mean in an “I can never get enough golf” way. I really just didn’t get out to play anywhere near often enough.

It’s understandable in a way. My kids are 6 and 3, I’m nearing the end of my training as a physician…and on top of it all, I’ve started coaching players this year.

I also fell into the trap of thinking “it’s only worth going out if I can play 18″, when it would’ve been better to have scratched the itch and played as many as possible.

But I certainly don’t think of this year as a failure

It’s just not a helpful label. And it’s inaccurate for a number of reasons.Firstly, it’s only one aspect of my life, when the others are going rather well.

More importantly, why judge something as if it’s over when it’s not?

I’m not talking about the golf season. As I look out of my window, the unmistakable smattering of snow tells me I’m not getting much more golf this year.

But it’d take something pretty tragic to keep me from playing golf again (although I do hope I’m not tempting fate with this) so it’s not so much a case of “failing” this year…I just need to adjust the mix a little. Late nights are out, early starts are in and I’ll play first thing in the morning at the weekend.

But this isn’t just about me.

It’s also about you.

How did your golf go this year?

What went well, and what went less well? And, crucially, what are you going to do differently?

Because nothing’s going to change unless you change what you’re doing…is it?

I’d love to hear what your answers. You can use the comments section below, the contact form or email to let me know.

And if you’re thinking about seeing a mental game coach? Then you’ve all the more reason to get in touch. I’m ready and waiting to help you find your path to success.





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