How Serious Are You? Ask Yourself the Question, “What Do I Want?” | #theHEADCoach

By Greg Liberto
November 27, 2013

11/27/2013

About eight percent of the people who make a New Years Resolution will actually achieve it. The reason for this extremely low percentage is simple; people are not accustomed to setting goals and lack a process in getting there. If you want better than an eight percent chance of achieving your 2014 goals, you must ask yourself a simple question first.

Mitch Brunick is a college golf coach who is in the third week of my Tour Pro Mind coaching program. His two objectives when starting the program were this; play my Best Golf EVER and explore the potential of a new career in golf. At the onset of the program, Mitch complete an activity called ‘What Do I Want.’ This highly introspective activity has allowed him to specifically identify what he wants from the game, but it has also evolved into an exciting opportunity combining two areas he has tremendous experience in: biology and golf.

A common knee jerk response in asking a golfer what they want from the game is ‘to get better.’ That’s great, but doesn’t every golfer? When you dig deeper with this question you have a conversation that evolves into the unexpected. When Mitch told me his formal degree was in biology, I immediately put the two together and thought of him creating ‘The Biology of Golf’ blog. Mitch took immediate action and his first post is already written. The reason he took such fast action is because he is very serious about what he wants and took the time to answer this question.

What about you? How serious are you about playing the best golf of your life? Are you going to make a half-hearted goal about practicing more or taking more golf lessons, only to lose commitment a month or two later? What you need to do first is take the time to identify what you truly want from the game. Once you do, you must then identify the harsh reality, worst case scenario of where things are TODAY. The contrast between them is truly eye-opening and an example of each might look like this:

  • TODAY – An extremely frustrated golfer who is financially broke and missing cuts on my local mini tour, while distancing myself further and further from my goals.
  • TOMORROW – Thriving financially while playing golf on the PGA Tour and living the life of my dreams.

Once completed, you will notice an immediate change in your behavior patterns. You will be on high alert with everything you do while experiencing a focused motivation level like never before.

If you are truly serious about playing your best golf, take a few minutes to complete the Tour Pro Mind questionnaire. This activity provides insight on how you think about your game and includes a free evaluation with The HEAD Coach. Here is the link to get started now – Tour Pro Mind Questionnaire

Get Serious about playing your BEST GOLF EVER today!!!

Greg Liberto

2 Comments

  1. As a non-golfer I really enjoyed this post. Applies to life, work and everything really. Something I noticed about myself is that I have changes how I behave around my goals. As soon as I decided I should do something, I do it. I didn’t plan to do it…I did it.

    That is I started with some form of commitment to take action, linked it to my purpose and then took a step towards it. Last year before Christmas (the Holidays for you in the US) I decided I was going to lose weight. ‘Me thinks’ I shall have to plan this into my daily routine, around my family and my business meeting where food was an issue. Well I decided I had to start now! So in effect I lost that 1/2 stone in weight BEFORE Christmas instead of afterwards.

    Changing your behaviour takes longer.. so I became patient with myself and over the past year lost 2 and 1/2 stones. This has resulted in other things changing. It all started with saying ‘If its worth doing..Do it now!’ The decision enabled me to keep my focus on my goal, and heh I am human…so I was able to accept that I was changing my behaviour too. I practice the DOING more now and it feel good.

    I hope this resonates with just one person who reads this.
    Have a great Holidays.
    Sandra Nundy

  2. that’s great Sandra and that is a classic example of sending your subconscious the message of what you want and it. and allowing it to run with it, in the right direction 🙂 Most people are misguiding their subconscious thoughts and as a result, they unfortunately get exactly what they are telling it to do
    (the wrong thing). The subconscious mind is one of the most overlooked and misused tools we possess.

    I use very simple, yet effective activities in every one of my coaching sessions. Upon completion of every activity, I tell my players to post it somewhere where they will see it. My motto is “If it’s in your sight, it’s in your mind.” Once that is in play, I tell them to review it ocassionally and let their subconscious do the rest.

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