Like in life, golf is a game of consistency and repetition. Therefore, it is important to develop good habits that will help improve your golf game and all other parts of your life (both mentally and physically). Here are four habits that every golfer should develop.
Don’t Be Afraid to Struggle
Everyone hates to struggle, especially when it is something that we are passionate about. However, it is essential to remember one thing on your journey. Yes, struggling is part of the road to success, and that is a concept that is difficult for some to grasp. But you should never be afraid to struggle. Along the road to success, there will be ups and downs, but these struggles will shape you into being the best you can be.
Be Honest (with yourself and with others)
Have you ever heard the phrase “Honest is the best policy”? This is a saying that rings true, especially when playing golf. Because golf is such a tolling sport (both mentally and physically), being caught up in your own game can be hindering. It is essential to be honest with yourself and with others. Kicking all excuses to the curb, accepting reality, and being honest will help to turn you into a great player (and person).
Practice (Make Practice Count and Set Attainable Goals)
Even though sometimes it might not be fun, practice is essential to improving your skills (for golf and other parts of your life). However, if you want your practice to make a difference, you must be intentional and present. If you have difficulty getting motivated, try setting a clear goal or vision. Working towards an attainable goal or vision will help you stay focused on improving your skills – and making the most out of your practice.
Learn How to Move On
Whether in life or the game of golf, some days are just not going to be your day. That could mean you keep making mistakes, or the ball doesn’t go where you want it to – you will have off days. That is what happens when you are human – you make mistakes and have bad days. But it is essential that you know how to move on when life (or golf) has got you down – because sometimes, things will not go your way. Recognizing you are having an off day, not dwelling on it, and then having the ability to move on will make you stand out from the rest.