If you are like most golfers, you do not realize how much the fear of losing gets in your way when playing – nor do you realize how much golf psychology could help you banish this fear.
Letting go of the fear of losing can transform you from a good golfer to a great golfer;
it can also help you enjoy golf a heck of a lot more.
Using mental golf psychology, you can learn to let go of any distraction, including the fear of losing.
Here are some golf psychology tips to get started on the road to mental freedom:
First, it is okay to want to impress others.
Spectators WILL view you differently when you win and admitting this to yourself is important.
Now you can use this fact as motivation to practice and improve your game.
Next, realize that what you really fear is REJECTION from someone watching you.
This is not the same as fearing failure.
When you fear failure, you’re worried about what you will think of yourself.
When you fear rejection, you’re worried about what others will think of you.
I’ve noticed that golfers who fear rejection have always used golf as a way to get respect and approval from someone else – maybe their Dad or their peers.
If this describes you, I want you to notice something.
When you play well and win, you love and approve of yourself.
And when you play poorly and lose, you disapprove of yourself.
It happens so fast you’re not even aware of it.
People don’t have to be watching to make you feel this way.
You bring these emotions on yourself.
Realize that it is YOU who is creating any internal struggle.
Bear in mind I’m not talking about disappointment over losing.
Disappointment at losing is natural – you’re a competitive person and I would expect nothing less.
But berating yourself for losing is not. That’s self-created.
Now here’s a radical thought;
You should never speak to yourself in a way that you wouldn’t be comfortable speaking to someone else.
I love Golf pro Dave Love’s golf psychology approach to this:
“My [father] would always tell me to be my own best friend on the golf course.
If I’d berate myself he’d say, ‘Would you talk to your best friend that way?” And I’d say, ‘No.’ And he’d say, ‘Then don’t talk to yourself that way either.
Be patient with yourself. Be your own best coach. If your coach shouldn’t berate you, then don’t do it yourself.’
Remember, golf is not about proving yourself, but about expressing yourself.
Expressing yourself is a golf psychology that is unstoppable. And it begins with you being your own best friend out there.
Are you ready to be mentally tough on the golf course?
You can do it in just seven days.
I am absolutely serious.
That’s why I created my Ebook, Breakthrough Golf! How To Lower Your Score Now Using Mental Secrets of Professional Athletes.
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