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 How To Set Empowering Golf Goals 
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How To Set Empowering Golf Goals
by: Steven Latham




'I've built my career on a succession of goals. Hitting them - and sometimes missing them narrowly - has been the fuel, the impetus that has taken me from one level up to the next'. (Greg Norman, 'Shark Attack')

This article is about setting goals. The following method designed by Leslie Cameron Bandler is the best method I've seen on goal setting. To begin, ask your self IS MY GOAL ACHIEVABLE? In determining this, consider if anyone else has achieved this goal before? If not, does it feel achievable for you? WHAT WILL I ACCEPT AS EVIDENCE THAT I HAVE ACHIEVED MY GOAL? What will you see, hear and feel when you have achieved your goal. Get a clear sensory based description of your goal.

IS ACHIEVING THIS GOAL WITHIN MY CONTROL? Booking golf instruction lessons with your coach to improve technique, is within your control, so is the effort you put into practice. ARE THE COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF REACHING THE GOAL ACCEPTABLE TO ME? Sometimes stepping up a level in golf may mean time away from family or friends, or may break up your regular Saturday playing group. Is that acceptable to you?

DO YOU HAVE ALL THE RESOURCES YOU NEED TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL? Is your golf swing good enough? If not, can you find an instructor to refine it? Are you physically in the right shape? Do you need to improve your flexibility, stability and strength? Take the time to make sure you have everything you need to achieve your goal.

Finally, ask yourself, IF I COULD HAVE THE GOAL NOW, or at the appropriate time, WOULD I TAKE IT? Hopefully, you will answer yes to this last question. If not, complete the process again until you find a goal that fits. Learn to set rolling goals. By that I mean, always be aware that there is a future beyond the next goal. You may like to try the process for yourself using any golf goal that is relevant to you:

1)WHAT DO I WANT TO ACHIEVE, WHAT IS MY GOAL?

2)IS IT ACHIEVABLE?

3)WHAT WILL I ACCEPT AS EVIDENCE THAT I HAVE ACHIEVED MY GOAL?

4)IS ACHIEVING THIS GOAL WIHTIN MY CONTROL?

5)ARE THE COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF ACHIEVING THIS GOAL ACCEPTABLE?

6)DO I HAVE ALL THE RESOURCES I NEED TO ACHIEVE MY GOAL?

7)IF I COULD HAVE MY GOAL NOW, OR AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME, WOULD I TAKE IT? And remember to set rolling goals..........

That concludes this article. For a FREE copy of chapter 1 of my Golf Psychology Drill Book, visit http://www.stevenlathamgolf.com

About The Author
Steven has played golf at a high standard, playing American collegiate golf on scholarship and also winning various junior and open age amateur events.

He has a University degree as a Psychology major, holds the Graduate Certificate in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and is continuing with over 8 years study so far in applying human performance psychology to golf.

Steven's work has appeared in various media including Smarter Golf Podcasts, The Golfer, FHM, and JNJGF Backspin magazines, and is the current Golf Psychology contributor to Golf Australia magazine.
The author invites you to visit:
http://www.stevenlathamgolf.com




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