Make 2014 your best golfing year…
Do you have golf tasks for yourself? Maybe you made a golf resolution for 2014. Have you already bailed on your 2014 resolution?!
If you have its likely because you failed to plan or set specific tasks.
Improving your golf game is not unlike most things in life. It requires dedication and hard work. There is no way around that. Guys like Tiger and Rory didn’t get to the point they are today on natural ability alone. They worked for it. And they worked hard.
What I will explain here is a proven strategy to keep yourself motivated and working hard to achieve your golf tasks in 2014. In fact, this strategy can work with almost anything in life. And I personally guarantee that if you follow this strategy, you will achieve your golf tasks this year. No doubt about it.
Now as I mentioned, this can be used for almost anything in life, but let’s focus on golf…
List your golf tasks
Write a list of 5-10 very specific golf tasks you have for 2014. DO NOT underestimate yourself here. I will warn you that these tasks you write down will be attained if you are dedicated. So don’t cut yourself short. Make your golf tasks big.
Narrow down your list
Select the 1-3 golf tasks that you would most like to achieve in 2014.
Create your letter
• Open up Word or a similar application and create new document
• In the top right corner enter the date January 1st 2014
• Now write “Dear (your name), ” – You are writing yourself a letter
• Begin with something like this… “Wow (your name), what an incredible year you had! 2014 was the absolute best year of my life!… ”
• Then continue this letter by telling yourself how great it is that you have achieved each of your specific tasks. Be enthusiastic and specific about each task
• You may have interim tasks that you accomplish also on your way to reaching your big tasks. Write them in too.
• Your closing statement to yourself might be something like this “I can’t believe how extraordinary this year was, what a life changer!”
• Your letter should be about 300-500 words long
Print out your letter
You can keep it on your computer and read it from there but in my experience it is much harder to remember that way. Having a print out is a better option.
Read your letter
Read your letter every single day immediately when you wake up and right before you go to sleep. And I do mean EVERY day. Save it on your smart phone so you have it on you no matter where you go.
Create action plan
Break your golf tasks down into interim tasks. Have 3-month tasks, weekly tasks, and daily tasks. Write your daily tasks down every night before bed. By achieving tasks on a daily basis it will help to keep you motivated and encouraged. Be serious about these tasks.
Enjoy the ride!
By reading your letter to yourself twice a day every day, you will find that it becomes the most important aspect of your daily life. It will be much easier to stay motivated and determined because you are constantly reminding yourself of your accomplishments. If you have a bad day of practice or playing, that’s fine. When you read your letter that night it will remind you that even though you had a rough day, you know where you will be by the year 2014. When you wake up the next day you will be better prepared to use that setback as more motivation to keep progressing towards your tasks. It will trick your mind into believing you have achieved these tasks, even though you haven’t quite yet. You will feel an extraordinary need to actually achieve them. And you will achieve them!
You can use this strategy for anything that you want to achieve in life. Money, relationships, education, athletics, anything. Golf, in my mind, is the toughest sport out there and requires a serious plan to be successful. Implement this plan immediately and you will be more motivated than ever to have a successful golf year in 2014.
I personally use this exact strategy every year. It may be the most important strategy you ever implement in your life, whether it be for golf or otherwise. If you want more tips like this and other great golf insight here!!.