|Too Many Swing Thoughts|
“It’s best to have no thoughts, but if you’re going to have a thought, make it positive. . . and for sanity sake, take on one thing at a time.” -Baba Hari Dass
What if rather than tracking the number of steps we took each day, our phone’s pedometer tracked our thoughts? Yikes! I think my broken phone did this last month? It is said that we have 60,000-80,000 thoughts a day, and 80-90% of them are the same thoughts as yesterday. Most aren’t even intentional. Add golf to the mix, and expect the number to at least triple!
How about during the 4-9 seconds over a golf shot, how many thoughts do you have? If
Practice! Practice! Practice! Similar to the process we take with our technical swing changes, we train our
I’m sure my broken pedometer switched to a “thought-o-meter” count when I dropped and shattered the screen (thank you Daisy May), but what if I could cut the number in half? Only 44,000 thoughts a day
Just something to think about
Dodie Mazzuca is the author of “Golf Sutras: Lessons for Transforming the Mental Game with Yoga’s Inner Wisdom” and founder of Golf PROformance. She teaches golf lessons, golf yoga workshops, and Mindfulness for Golf programs in Santa Cruz, CA