Monday, February 7, 2011

When Will This (BLEEP) Disappear?!

I got a call from a student the other day, asking when his negative (bleep) will go away. He was obviously hoping I'd give him an exact date, but all I could tell him was, "IT WON'T!"

The way he'd been approaching his mental game to date was working hard on his physical skills. His thinking: Strong physical = strong mental. Sure, he'll add a bit of confidence by improving his physical game, but it will be short-lived, with nothing to glue his long term game together.

He's a college golfer, but we don't have to be athletes to live the following advice: Changing anything means creating new habits... period! If we wait for the change to magically appear, we'll be waiting forever. We all know this fact, intellectually, yet most of us still tend to sit and hope for the new to appear.

If we want to make it happen... then go make it happen! Create a specific plan, take massive action, and create results. Even if the outcome isn't exactly what we want, at least we got off our butts and did something about it.

Undesired results are better than no results, and pull us nearer to our goals! The most successful people understand that failing draws them closer to the solution. This "failure" is only short term, and is necessary to fully understand what's needed for long term success.

Make it happen, even if IT doesn't turn out exactly how you planned. Eventually, it will.


Rettakat said...

This was so good... and it sounds like you are telling him to reverse his approach, so it is:
Strong mental = strong physical.

That it starts with the mind, going along with other things you have written.

I read this last night, and have been thinking about, and saw a couple of areas where I needed to put an actual NEW habit in place, not just to "stop" an undesirable one.

Thanks for another thought-provoking post!

Dayne Gingrich said...

Thanks, Loretta. Yes..strong mind comes b4 physical. Too bad most focus on opposite. I will change that thinking!

Thanks for your reply!

spldbch said...

They say that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

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