When asked what they would like to see in their golf games, most people will say that they want to be more consistent. First off, every shot in golf is different so consistency is a bit of an illusion when it comes to execution of golf shots. In reality, having the ability to adapt to different scenarios and be an artist is what leads to better golf. However, let’s just say that we agree we are looking to shoot more consistent scores. Then the follow up question is, how consistent are you in executing on your improvement plan?
Now, some of you may be thinking ‘well, I don’t have an improvement plan.’ Then, the first step is to be evaluated and create one. After that, what will separate those that see dramatic improvements from those that don’t is the consistency with which they execute their plan. Yes, it really is that simple. Sure, it seems much more enticing to chase that secret move in the golf swing, secret supplement for muscle recovery, or the perfect club to gain distance. All those can be contributing factors, but none alone will make the difference. The overwhelming difference is whether or not you are willing to wake up every day and do what needs to be done and have fun doing it! Then you will build the habit of working on the right things in the right way. This means that slow steady improvement is part of your daily work which can have an everlasting impact. As a result, you will understand the difference between executing a plan from a place of sincere belief and unwavering discipline from that of chasing fleeting quick fixes which will keep you chasing your tail in perpetuity.
Take the time to see where you are with your plan and reflect on the consistency with which you have been approaching your improvement.