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1º of change
We’ve all heard of the notion that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert, but walking this journey feels very different to looking retrospectively at how someone became an elite golfer. Here we’ll cover a key concept on the journey to becoming a better golfer, 1º of change.
Small changes in weekly habits
There are no big secrets involved in getting better at golf, instead there are one thousand mini lessons to be learned. Getting better at golf involves collecting all the small pieces of information and strategies that mould you into the best player you can be.
As a player you need to find these golden nuggets and turn them into weekly tasks and strategies that you can fit into your routine. You may fit in some extra putting practice, start a golf specific workout, keep better stats, or focus more on your target over every golf shot. The key is to ensure these changes stick.
Each change nudges your performance trajectory by 1º, you are now on a new path.
Walking your new path
The funny thing is that as a player walking this path you can’t always see the big picture. If you perform this new routine for 1 day you feel no different. One week or even a month later you won’t feel that you’re much different as a golfer.
However, if you can keep walking along this new path for long enough you’ll end up in a very different place as a player. It just takes time. Looking from a birds eye view it is clear to see that small changes will lead you to a very different place down the road, but it won’t feel like that when you’re the one walking along the path.
Lesson – 1º of change
What are the 1-2 things you could implement this week to make yourself a better golfer? How will you ensure that you can carry these tasks out consistently over a long period of time?
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