“In a 1929 interview published in The Saturday Evening Post, Albert Einstein said, ‘Imagination is more important than knowledge.’ Einstein developed his theory of relativity while he was doodling, daydreaming, and letting his imagination roam the universe.
Whatever you can imagine, your subconscious mind will believe as real and translate it into action for you. The more you use your imagination to paint a vivid picture, the stronger the result is.”
Tiger Woods’ father Earl taught him to “putt to the picture” in his mind where he saw the ball rolling into the hole.
Jack Nicklaus talked about seeing every shot beforehand like he is watching a movie in his head.
Are you sending positive or negative pictures to your brain? World class golfers know to achieve the most success they use their imagination to form pictures of the results they desire.
To reinforce confident successful putting, take a video of different length putts rolling into the hole. Watch it over and over until the picture of missed putts in your mind has been replaced.
“Choose What You Desire to Happen
Words create pictures in your mind. The pictures you create with your words, imagination, and visualization are recorded into your memory banks. This is the internal representation of your outside world. You can take control of your life and your golf game by choosing which thoughts you are putting into the data bank of your computer mind.
Using your imagination and ability to daydream, envision what you would like your golf swing to be. Modeling your swing from a golfer you particularly like is a good way to do this. Then project that swing out on to the golf course and see yourself playing the kind of golf you want.
Dreams don’t become reality unless you use your energy to make them come true. The stronger your internal representation is what you want, the easier it will be to produce the golf shots you want.
Remember to let go control of thinking, allow the subconscious mind to perform the dream picture you have installed. The key here is not only relaxing your conscious mind but also your physical body so there is no interference to playing at your peak potential.
How do you perceive your world? Is your cup half empty or half full? What would your world be like if you got up each morning cheerful and joyful and spoke to yourself as a mentally, emotionally, and physically perfect spiritually gifted being?”
We perceive the world not as it is, but as we are.
We are each unique and limitless in what we can achieve.
There is no one like each of us on the planet. Because we are unique, we each have our own perceptions of what our world is. Your reality is whatever you decide to make happen in your world. In your golfing world, do you have fun every time you play golf regardless of your score? Or do you spend four or five hours of your valuable time being miserable because you didn’t meet your expectations?”
*Excerpts are from Chapter 2: Understand Your Mind; “THE HEART OF GOLF, Access Your Supreme Intelligence for Peak Performances”
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