A short post this week, as I’m busy working on the next evolution for this site and my self.
Blogging has helped me improve at golf.
It’s helped me see how I use the principles of sport psychology in other areas of my life, and how lessons I’ve learned elsewhere can be applied to golf. We can use facets of nature to help us understand our behaviour.
I’ve been caught up imparting what I’ve learned, so concerned with passing it on to you that I’ve not encouraged you to examine your own experience. You might not know it, but you have a wealth of experience which will be subconsciously informing your approach to golf.
Some of this will be helpful at a subconscious level, but would be of even more use if made explicit.
Some might actually be harming your game.
You’ll never know what’s there until you look.
I’ve blogged about rearranging furniture, about lessons I’ve learned mentoring junior colleagues, bullfrogs have even triggered a post. I’ve been inspired by a comedy song, and written a pastiche of my own. And I’ve recounted how others have snatched victory, even as they were so close to defeat they could smell its aftershave.*
Not to mention the time I got conned into making pancakes.
So, this week, there’s no lesson. There’s no story, no transfer of knowledge from me to you.
Instead, there’s an instruction.
Take a look at yourself, at what you’ve learned and what you know. And I don’t mean what you’ve learned at the range, or on the course. It’s what you know which isn’t about golf I’m interested in.
Because, although you may not know it, there’s gold there.
It’s these lessons, the one’s you’ve experienced first hand, which are hugely influential. Take some time to identify these lessons and work out which ones can help…and which are holding you back.
It’s worked for me…and it’ll work for you, too.
And if you were to come back and let me know what you’ve discovered? Why, that would be just dandy.