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I share it with my
Golfers and other athletes (yes, it can be applied to any sport really) I work
with in my office in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex and even have Golfers
come in from out of state to use Sports Hypnosis / NLP to help get their Mental
Game on track – or back on track as is sometimes the case.
After You read it, if You have any questions on how I can help you
improve Your mental game and get on an Alpha Process level, give me a call and
let’s get to work!
Now – enjoy the story!
Not long ago, two Golfers
were sitting at the 19th hole enjoying some relaxing time after a
frustrating day on the links. They noticed an Older Golfer as he came in. One
of them immediately recognized him as one of the Greats of Golf, but was
surprised because he thought the Older Golfer had died a few years back.
The Older Golfer seemed
to be alone and was looking for a place to sit in the crowded room. He noticed
the two Golfers had an extra place at their table and asked if they would mind
if he joined them.
Without hesitation, he
was made welcome at the table. He asked how their round went. Both answered it
could be better. They asked if he had any advice that would help them play
The Older Golfer smiled and
shook his head and said “The outcome of Your Golf depends on which Golf Voice
You listen to that’s talking insideYour head.” Noticing the two Golfers looked
puzzled he continued.
"How many people are trapped in their
everyday habits: part numb, part frightened, part indifferent? To have a better
life we must keep choosing how we’re living." - Albert Einstein
Somewhere I read that if it wasn’t for
the weather changing, 90% of people wouldn’t have any way of starting a
conversation. And how do weather conversations tend to flow? Towards the
negative – complaining about the weather. It’s too hot, cold, rainy, windy,
Why do most people
complain about the weather? Because they realize they probably can’t do
anything about it. And it’s easier to complain about something you can’t change
than to actually do something about things you can
brings more signs of Spring! Renewal, April showers, Spring cleaning, planting
gardens and flowers.
Habits are like
seeds you plant. If you plant weeds – such as dandelions, you’re going to get
weeds growing in your yard. But when you plant flower seeds or vegetables seeds
(zinnias or green beans) – you get flowers or vegetables. Some habits are bad
like smoking or bad eating habits. And then there are good habits like brushing
your teeth or healthy eating.
"Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man,
but coaxed downstairs one step at a time." --
Are you ready to
commit (not just think about), but actually commit to changing that bad habit?
If so, keep reading. If not, then go back to complaining about the weather that
you can’t change, and stop complaining about the habits you can
“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth,
and no culture comparable to that of the
One of the things I tell my clients and students is that all
Hypnosis is Self Hypnosis. And Hypnosis is simply being receptive to a
suggestion. The suggestion could be from an outside source, or a memory, or a
combination of both. . And you just never know
when a suggestion will enter your mind and take you into a state of Self Hypnosis.
For example, yesterday I bought
some cherry tomatoes. I was hoping they would taste as good as the ones I used
to eat in my Grandfather's garden. . When I got
home and put away the rest of the groceries, there were the tomatoes, just
waiting for me on the counter. . I opened the
carton and took one out, washed it thoroughly, got a little bit of salt on the
end of it, and bit into it. And then it happened! I was back in my Grandfather's
garden, four or five years old, walking through the rows of peas, beans, onions,
corn, and okra plants and the plum and peach trees, and of course the tomato
plants. I could feel the sunshine, smell the freshness of the air - it was a lot
fresher then - and feel the dirt underneath my bare
So if the problem is between the ears and the
solution is between the ears, how does a Golfer go about fixing it?
Here’s step # 1 – change Your thought
patterns! One of the first things a Golfer says to me when they
call is “My problem with my Golf game is . . .” It should be “THE
problem with my Golf game is . .
I teach my athletes, whether they come to my Sports Hypnosis / NLP office in Dallas / Fort Worth or pay me to travel to them, to OWN
the SOLUTION, NOT the PROBLEM! Instead of “I HAVE the YIPS”
it should be “I’m experiencing THE YIPS”. Get rid of
ownership of what You don’t want to
9 -- DO find a good Golf Pro / Instructor/ Mental Coach and follow
and use His / Her advice / instruction.
8 -- STOP being concerned about what Your Golf Buddies are
thinking about Your game. Focus on Your swing, Your Golf and let them think
about Their Golf Game
7 -- If You execute a bad shot, review it once in Your mind to see
what You could have done better. Then replay it in Your mind as You would have
liked the shot to be. Do this while walking to the next hole – NOT while making
Your next swing.
Most problems on the Golf course start (and can end) in the
Many of the Golfers who come to see me for Sports Hypnosis /NLP in my Dallas / Fort Worth Hypnosis office (or have me travel to them) get very
frustrated with their Golf game.
They’ll try all kinds of ways to fix the problem, but they
usually look at the wrong ways first.
look for outside solutions for problems that usually have inside solutions –
inside the Subconscious Mind.
Let’s look at some of the ways Golfers self-sabotage their
9. DON’T follow or use the advice / instruction of Your Golf
Pro / Instructor/ Mental Coach. Instead think that buying the newest, improved
golf club, ball, equipment, etc. will fix Your game – with no effort on Your
8. Continue to worry about what other people think about Your
Golf game. Here’s the truth – they DON’T care! They’re busy worrying about what
You think about Their Golf game! So they don’t have time to think about Yours.
7. If You have a bad shot, berate / beat Yourself up. Tell
Yourself what a lousy, crummy Golfer You are.