Does your Attitude effect your golf?

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“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~Harriet Tubman

Does the attitude you’re carrying around in your golf “BAG” work for you or against you? At any given time it either works for you or against you… you do have a choice. Time to listen to Your Inner Swing.
Put it this way…

* Is your glass half empty or half full?
* Is the sky partly cloudy or mostly sunny?
* Are your thoughts don’t hit it in the water, or I want to hit the green?

When was the last time you asked your self, “what am I thinking right now?” It’s time to start asking, listening and answering your thoughts. And it starts with the right attitude.


More often than you might expect, making an important change is as simple as asking yourself: “Okay, what are my beliefs?” … and then listening attentively for the answer.

So: You want to improve your swing, your score, your putting ability – whatever. Guess what? In order to make that happen, you must be willing to start a conversation with yourself … open yourself fully to that conversation … and become aware of what that conversation reveals about you and your belief system. At any given moment, you are the sum total of what you believe and how you choose to act on those beliefs.

Your job right now is nothing more – and nothing less – than to become aware of the thoughts within yourself. We all talk to ourselves… but what are you saying?

Notice the conversation

In order to become aware of what you actually believe, you must make a conscious effort to notice your own internal dialogue on the golf course. You can tell whether not you are making progress by how often you notice what you are saying to yourself, internally. How often, during the course of a golf game, do you stop yourself and think, “Wow, I really just said that to myself!”?


Most people go through life more or less unaware of the dialogue they’re having with themselves. They may even think that they don’t have an internal dialogue. They do. Noticing that you do in fact have discussions with yourself is an essential precondition of changing that dialogue.

Have you ever thought…

“I always have a problem with this hole.”

“My swing needs work.”

“I start out strong, but I can’t seem to make the easy putts.”

Stop and think. Are those really the kinds of beliefs you want to build your game around?

The reason it is so very important for you to notice your current patterns of belief is quite simple: You really will get what you focus on. That is true when you’re on the golf course and when you’re anywhere else, by the way. This is the Law of Attraction in action.

When you change your attitude (or at least notice it) your outside begins to change. Your golf game is a product of your thoughts, feelings and attitude. It’s up to you to notice what it is and if you agree that the outcome came from the income.

Everything begins with thought. Learn how your inner swing can be changed into something powerfully useful in your next golf game! The attitude chapter in my book, Your Inner Swing has helped many people (even non-golfers) realize the potential and opportunities that we all have inside ourselves when we look at and better our attitude.


Randy Friedman, cartoon animation by Anthony Parisi

Keep Swinging!


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