I’ve been writing articles on the mental game for some time now and more often than not I find myself writing “…in golf, and life…”. This is because the keys to finding success and fulfillment in golf are often exactly the same as the keys to finding success and fulfillment in life. Through my coaching and training over the last 15 years, I’ve been lucky enough to help literally thousands of people lead extremely happy and fulfilled lives. I’d like to share with you 10 parallels I have noticed to help inspire you to more success and fulfilment in both. Here they are:
Firstly, think of your goals in your sport. Picture how important it is for you to achieve what you want. Get into about how much you want to make the starting line-up or get the call up to your chosen team. It’s a good tool using NLP in sports to have a motivating reason for anything you do, yet when you have touched on the emotion of what you want, be prepared to let the goals go!
The element of fear of losing can be a motivating factor. Lynford Christie, one of England’s best athletes, used fear to drive him on. Yet far too many athletes just worry too much about failure, are afraid to make mistakes and fail. They mistakenly believe that the worst thing that could ever happen to them is to lose or mess up.
You can always do more than you think. You can always do better than your best. Limits and handicaps are placed in your life for you to overcome them. They are not put there as a reason to whine. You can always do more than you think. You can always do better than your best. Limits and handicaps are placed in your life for you to overcome them. They are not put there as a reason to whine.
Here’s some motivating sports quotes that have inspired me or made me laugh.
If you have any motivating or humorous sports quotes to send in, please email me (email at end of this piece)