Do you think that you play with a rigid or more flexible approach when it comes to your game? Your answer is definitely reflected in the quality of your current rounds. You can learn to improve your game by being more adaptable in golf.
The game of golf can definitely try the patience of even the most composed of people. You don’t have to be a club thrower to have issues with maintaining a winning attitude for 18 holes.
The key to success is your willingness to be more adaptable to the flow of your game. And there are three powerful truths you must adhere to in order to position yourself for big wins in golf.
TRUTH #1 – Being More Adaptable Is a Must Because Golf is Unpredictable
Your game will never unfold the same way twice. There are too many variables in play.
When things aren’t happening the way you expected or the way you’d like, you’ve got to be willing to adapt. That’s the name of the game.
This means giving yourself permission to change things up and try something new without the fear of negative repercussions. This opens the door to opportunities that can lead to big wins.
TRUTH #2 – Being More Adaptable Is a Must Because You Can’t Control Everything
You are not a robot, therefore you won’t swing the exact same way every day. No one can. Not even professional golfers. If you’re someone who tries to control everything in your swing then you will invite a lot of frustration and disappointment into the process.
You have direct control over certain parts of your game, and other parts you can’t do anything about. One of the big controllables is how you respond to changes with your swing.
Just because your swing feels different doesn’t mean you can’t play with it unless you tell yourself that you can’t. If you’re playing with a poor attitude you will likely respond to swing changes with negativity.
But if you’re playing with the attitude of a winner, you can shut down your fear by committing to work with exactly what you have in the bag. A golfer with a winner’s attitude believes that he or she always has enough of what is needed to play well. This kind of attitude can pave the way for big wins.
TRUTH #3 – Being More Adaptable Is a Must Because Growth Comes from Failure
I get it. You don’t like to fail. I don’t either. But your biggest advancements in any endeavor, including golf, will come through failure.
Nelson Mandela said, “I never lose. I either win or learn.” Is that your approach to golf? The only way to be in a position to learn is by maintaining a winning attitude. With the right attitude, you can objectively examine your performance without the added baggage of your feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, or fear getting in the way.
Just because you mess up a shot doesn’t mean you’re a failure. Just because you try something and don’t get the result you wanted doesn’t mean that your attempt was a failure. The only time you fail is when you choose not to learn something from the experience. This is another big controllable you can leverage in your game that can lead to big wins.
Leave me a comment below and tell me which if the three truths is the biggest takeaway for you from this post. I’d love to hear from you!
Start freeing yourself today from the weight of frustration with your game by taking a more adaptable approach to your practice and your play. Your game will never be a picture of perfection. But it can be consistently solid. Your big wins will be the result of the quality and consistency of the mindset that you develop and take to the course.
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