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!!!