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Newsletter April 2015


Somewhere along the way of learning to play the game of golf you may have forgotten why you took it up in the first place. There was something that intrigued you. For most of us it was the first shot we hit perfectly on our club’s sweet spot. It resulted in a joyous feeling inside our hearts. And then we were hooked into finding the way to have that feeling again. 

Have you gotten wrapped up in the job of learning all the mechanics of the swing, or the fears and anxiety about how you perform, and forgotten about having fun? If so, it is time to change your attitude about why you play golf. 

 

Change your attitude

 

You can change your attitude and your emotions in an instant. It requires freeing yourself from the mental blocks of negativity of not being good enough. When you keep replaying past mistakes and self judgments your energy is at a low level. Energize yourself with a positive outlook, love, and gratitude for the game.

 

Focus on having fun

 

Golf is a game you can play as a means of relaxation and a source of enriching your spirit. When you play for fun you have the right balance of seriousness and relaxation. Dr. Bernie Siegel, the noted Yale surgeon and holistic author of 12 books says that fun is something that causes time to stand still. That means you are totally focused in the moment when you are having so much fun you want it to go on forever.

 

When you see golf as a competition, your attitude changes and you now want to win and are driven by the need to perform well. Your self-esteem is then at risk every time you “play”. If the only way to define success is by winning, then your self-esteem is always at risk. This is very taxing on you because you are constantly on an emotional roller roaster and there isn’t any harmony and balance within.

 

The reality is that there is only one winner (individual or team) and everyone else loses. So you must realize that the goal isn’t to win. It is to do the best you can during the round so you will have had fun. I sincerely believe that the best way to do that is by letting go of the judgments, expectations, worries, and thoughts you have about yourself. Play the game not as a job or something in which you have to excel. If you are playing with better players, it may not be possible to win. If you give it your best effort, you are a winner because you accomplish your purpose of having fun. 

Play “in the zone” with Joan

Entrain Your Heart & Mind for Peak Performances

 

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Somewhere along the way of learning to play the game of golf you may have forgotten why you took it up in the first place. There was something that intrigued you. For most of us it was the first shot we hit perfectly on our club’s sweet spot. It resulted in a joyous feeling inside our hearts. And then we were hooked into finding the way to have that feeling again.

 

Have you gotten wrapped up in the job of learning all the mechanics of the swing, or the fears and anxiety about how you perform, and forgotten about having fun? If so, it is time to change your attitude about why you play golf.

 

Change your attitude

 

You can change your attitude and your emotions in an instant. It requires freeing yourself from the mental blocks of negativity of not being good enough. When you keep replaying past mistakes and self judgments your energy is at a low level. Energize yourself with a positive outlook, love, and gratitude for the game.

 

Focus on your potential

 

Golf is a game you can play as a means of relaxation and a source of enriching your spirit. When you play for fun you have the right balance of seriousness and relaxation. Dr. Bernie Siegel, the noted Yale surgeon and holistic author of 12 books says that fun is something that causes time to stand still. That means you are totally focused in the moment when you are having so much fun you want it to go on forever.

 

When you see golf as a competition, your attitude changes and you now want to win and are driven by the need to perform well. Your self-esteem is then at risk every time you “play”. If the only way to define success is by winning, then your self-esteem is always at risk. This is very taxing on you because you are constantly on an emotional roller roaster and there isn’t any harmony and balance within.

 

The reality is that there is only one winner (individual or team) and everyone else loses. So you must realize that the goal isn’t to win. It is to do the best you can during the round so you will have had fun. I sincerely believe that the best way to do that is by letting go of the judgments, expectations, worries, and thoughts you have about yourself. Play the game not as a job or something in which you have to excel. If you are playing with better players, it may not be possible to win. If you give it your best effort, you are a winner because you accomplish your purpose of having fun.

 

Play “in the zone” with Joan

Entrain Your Hear & Mind for Peak Performancest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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