"Start each day by doing what is necessary, first- then do what is possible. Then you will
have a clear mental focus for doing the impossible" ~Ida
Where Does Competitive Greatness Come From?
Faith and Patience, and the knowing that both start at home where our story begins.
Coach John Wooden said it best “Perform at your best when you best is required. Your best is required each day.”
Yes folks, that’s on and off the court or on or off the golf course.
Competitive greatness comes from having good values and being a good person. The confidence it takes to win, to be competitive and to be able to execute with consistent confidence comes from your character. Your character keeps you going mentally by your moral compass. All causation is mental.
Self-confidence, self-control and self-worth comes from within us. Yes, when we always seek to do the right thing, to be a good person and we choose to understand that in life, like on the golf course, our conditions are controlled by our choices. Our choices create our circumstances.
What are circumstances? Cause and effect; everything that we get is an effect that was there because the effect followed the cause.
Some might say – “do you think that I thought failure or wanted to fail?”
No, of course not. However, thoughts become things. You thoughts, your choices, your behavior and character are things that can produce your failure.
And in tournament golf your peace of mind comes from the knowing that in the moment, the moment - when you step on the golf course and when you respect it because you respect yourself. It is the respect for the course, yourself and others that allows you to thrive, not just survive out there!
And yes, to be your best and have the knowingness of your good character, you also know "I am able" to perform at my best. Because you now know you are worthy to be there and you now can do just that, be the best that day because of your daily character.
To become and experience competitive greatness again and again, you must know you can not afford the luxury of a negative thought; about anyone or anything!
So now, with your new thinking, you may now also keep it going! Amen! Because now you can no longer blame others for your troubles. You recognize that within yourself is a power to produce success in your life and you are worthy! Press on - stand and deliver your best - daily!