My trouble with goals is both personal and professional. As a coach, I see many people who name their goals, but chronically fail to meet them, and then beat the living crap out of themselves.
I’m inviting you to advocate for yourself, defend your boundaries, and speak your truth—when it’s appropriate. Living like a victim or in fear is no way to live. Brooding and feeling resentful sucks.
It’s pretty weird—golf is about hitting a ball, a physical thing. But we spend so much time thinking about thinking. We’re in our heads!
Many of the people that come to me are more than simply frustrated. They often feel inept and demoralized. It’s no exaggeration to say some feel despair.
This blog is to provide you with increased awareness of the role of the target and how that awareness can improve your game significantly without you having to try changing your swing, which is enormously difficult.
“When your vision moves around, you pick up feedback that makes its way into the hands and brain, and you overwhelm yourself with information.”
What if we stopped trying to fix whatever is going on? What if we just let it be? What if we surrendered and gave up trying to control it?
Golfers are like dieters who see themselves as less than ideal, too weak to overcome their cravings, not strong willed enough to maintain a certain way of eating, and failures because they regain weight.
It was more of a compulsion. I felt out of control, in chaos, desperate. I wanted out of my misery. In seeking salvation in golf mechanics, I was like an alcoholic under stress reaching for a drink.