If it feels easy, you are probably not improving. If you are doing something different, it should feel different. Improvement comes with some rules.
Rule 1. To make real improvement, you must get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Rule 2. If your focus is on the result, then you are not focusing on the right thing.
Rule 2-A. Parents of junior golfers: Removing the developmental pains of learning physical and mental skills will not help your son or daughter if they are struggling in tournaments. These skills will stick with them for their entire life and removing those opportunities is not the right answer.
Rule 3. Improvement is a slow process of doing little things extremely well.
Rule 3-A. Skipping valuable lessons in the developmental process is a recipe for long term disaster. Being able to recognize the small things to work on is important to survival in any competitive environment.
Rule 4. Improvement is not a random event; it is a planned event. If you ask any successful player or person in business, they will tell you that success isn’t random, they planned for it!
Rule 4-A. The shotgun or quick fix methodology that most golf instructors follow is not a model to immolate or follow. Working with someone that has no basis of a plan that doesn’t have your short- and long-term goals in mind, it probably is not right for you.
If you are not improving, make sure you look into the mirror and ask yourself these two questions: Am I doing all I can to improve myself along the path I have chosen? Am I following my plan to success, or I am I being afraid of the truth and not working on the things that will make me uncomfortable? It is up to you!
Next time you are struggling to improve, ask yourself, am I uncomfortable with this? Am I focused on the right things? Am I engaged in the process of working my plan?
Enjoy Your Journey!