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Golf resolutions for 2022

Many of us establish with much motivation and enthusiasm, new resolutions and challenges for the new year.

If we carry out a good plan and develop it properly, it is very likely that they will be fulfilled. It is convenient to aim for precise and concrete objectives, without getting lost in a mixture of intentions that, if not fulfilled, will frustrate us.

When viewing our resolutions, it is a good idea to start from a blank page. This means letting go and applying our modern magic of order.

So if your purpose for 2022 is to improve your level of golf, remember that good luck and prosperity attract each other by creating the right circumstances. It is important to feed ourselves with positive thoughts, free of toxicity and to set achievable goals, not impossible to achieve.

Also, allow yourself to invest the time to develop your goals, a golf swing does not change overnight, not even in a week or two. Great achievements are not made immediately. Be patient and consistent in your work towards a technical change in your game, which means that it will take considerable time before your body and mind have assimilated and mechanized this new technique. You can keep a daily log of what you have done each day to get closer to a specific goal.

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Keys to achieve your resolution

Narrow the objective

We tend to want to have the swing of the best player in the world trying to cover a lot and achieve little. In the act of writing the resolutions that we want to look for in our game during the new year, we must force ourselves not to list more than three and

give a maximum of five lines to explain each one of them. We must avoid generic concepts such as « I want to hit him as hard as Bryson DeChambeau » but to specify in actionable, realistic actions. « Finish all my rounds below 90 strokes, avoid strategic errors along the way, always avoiding the areas where my next stroke will penalize more … »

Make it possible

In addition to being concrete, you have to flee from resolutions that depend on others. Our golf teacher can help us reach a goal, but in the end this will be up to us. Resolutions must be appropriate and achievable. Eradicating COVID-19 would be great, but it seems unlikely. That is why our objectives must be “SMART” objectives: simple, measurable, affordable and achievable in a given time.

Plan it

Make an agenda, with the different stages of the resolution. To have a great golf swing, you must first identify the mistakes you make, find out if those mistakes come from a technical error or from having, for example, psychromotor or elasticity problems. Is it necessary to adjust the work and family routine to execute the plan? Taking actions in the plan towards a purpose will help us feel the necessary satisfaction to compensate for the obstacles that may appear.

Visualize it

In golf it is very common to visualize, verbalize and incorporate a gesture that expresses the intention or purpose. Create an image that defines your goal and develop it in your mind in detail.

Add a somatic gesture

Although it is more difficult, seek to express or represent your purpose to change the swing with a body gesture. Relax your body, close your eyes, visualize your goal and verbalize it several times, until a gesture appears. When this happens, fix it and repeat it.

Verbalize it

Verbally repeat your proposal each morning and seal your commitment to it. Some say we create our reality, so trust, visualize, and verbalize your goal.

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