Highly successful people are not shrinking from the realities of life, work or play. They take responsibility for the events in their lives. Someone that leads an accountable life seeks opportunities to measure and understand their mistakes and how to improve his or her performance. Success can only be defined by each of us individually. Everyone has their own meaning, but those who truly seek success understand that it doesn’t just happen. There’s no chance that fear of failure will keep successful people from planning and working to improve. Some will say that this is an innate skill unique to “special” individuals, you either have it or you don’t. Neuroscience and genetic studies show evidence that everyone can learn patterning or habits, so you can do great things if you are willing to seek the reality of your situation. To own it, take responsibility of your actions and work with it. Have a clear understanding of what it is you want and make the events happen as you see them. Do not fear knowing where your golf game is. So you’re scoring in the mid 80’s? Find out why, create a solution plan and work to improve the areas of weakness. Don’t just say I should be scoring better but my driving stinks or my putter is not working. This is not a good plan for success, unless success is continuing to score in the mid 80’s.
We, here at GPC, are your accountability partners. We are here to help you objectively understand where you are in your journey to success in golf. We are here to help you gain a clear picture as to where you are developmentally and to help create corrective strategy for continued improvement. If you are seeking to play golf at higher level it will require you to continually challenge your skills in practice and competition. Seek accountability in your performances. Through experiences, failure and successes, your ability to gain valuable objective feedback will be critical in reaching your goals in golf and life.
In conclusion, if you are hoping to be a college golfer or beyond, a club champion or mid-amateur champ, be clear as to your goals. Set goals and be accountable to your actions. 38% of people who set goals achieve them, but 76% of people who set goals and share them with an accountability partner, coach or friend achieve them. Don’t fear reality. Embrace what it is telling you, seek it out to be your very best! “Hoping that it will happen is not a plan; plan for success in your life and when things become a struggle, confidence in your plan will give you hope to keep you on your journey!”
Enjoy your Journey!