“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does a bath—that’s why we suggest it daily!” ~Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012 Author and Speaker
Do you feel like some days golf is endlessly complicated? I often hear this statement from my clients; “I just lost my swing and I don’t know why…I had it yesterday!” To this point, I want you to keep in mind that a golf swing is a conditioned habit just like riding a bike or speaking a second language. If you truly “have” your golf swing, then it’s not going anywhere any time soon. Possibly what did change is your ability to focus on what you want due to an overload of negative feelings and vibrations. We are, I learned from mind guru Bob Proctor, vibrational beings and greatly influenced by the frequency of our vibratory rate. Several things may cause undesirable feelings such as a confrontation with someone at home or at work, the traffic you encountered on the way to the course, and quite possibly, your allowing that last three-putt to get under your skin. The fact is we are all faced with a myriad of unpleasant moments throughout the day that can cause a bit of stinkin’ thinking.
Shower daily with motivation is wonderful advice from the master motivator, Zig Ziglar. The most mentally tough players are still greatly affected by what others say and do, what they read online, or hear on the radio or TV. As Jeff Olson reminds us in his book,The Slight Edge, our environment is vastly polluted with negativity. It’s extremely easy to get stinky and why we need to conduct a vibrational check up often. Arnold Palmer advised, “Never go to dinner with a poor putter.” Humorous as this may sound, great players don’t want to hear, “if only I could have putted well today I would have shot a 65” and all the other negative stuff that comes along with this attitude. Golf, business or life, successful people surround themselves with like minded people. They do this because they can feed off of the vibration of their optimism and become motivated from each other’s challenges and accomplishments. Another way you wash away negativity, is to replace in your mind, what you would like to change about your day.
Bathing in motivation should become a daily habit like flossing your teeth. It will influence your golf game more than having perfect technique.
Over the next twelve months, the DailyBrew Blog will be sharing with you stories from my book, Mentored by the King, Arnold Palmer’s Success Secrets for Golf, Business and Life. Today’s blog is based upon Lesson 16:The Best Attract the Best. Each chosen story will provide a call to action that if practiced like a pro, will help you create your positive vibration followed by your best golf!
A Top 100 Teacher by Golf Magazine and PGA class-A Professional, Brad successfully competed on the Austral-Asian PGA Tour and Hogan/Nike Tours, developed the training curriculum for high-performance juniors at Saddlebrooke Preparatory and applies these experiences to his teaching and coaching at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando. Brad was awarded the North Florida PGA Teacher of the Year and Junior Golf Leader of the Year, Edwin Watts Golf Top Instructor Award, along with the honor of Top 50 Instructor in Florida by Golf Digest.