Improve Your Golf Game with an Attitude of Gratitude

Tomorrow, November 23, 2017, is Thanksgiving Day here in the USA. It is a time when we give thanks for the abundance in our lives. Thankfulness, gratitude, or appreciation is a positive feeling of the heart that acknowledges what we have received or what we are going to receive.

From my 30 years of research and my own personal golf experiences in the past 57 years, I am grateful for this opportunity to help you achieve the success that you desire for your golf game.

Gratitude is a state of being. It is a feeling in your heart that can transform your thinking and your body. This state of gratitude is where you can balance the chaos that seems to be in the world around you. Take the time to find the balance between your heart and your will to make things happen. Remember why you love to play golf.

If you have a tendency to look at your golf game with a critical eye and only notice what didn’t happen as you wished, it is time to look at the successes that you had. No golfer’s game is all good or all bad. Writing down what you enjoyed will bring back memories of the good times you had on the golf course in the past year. Be aware of how this makes you feel different.

Happiness is an attitude you can make in every moment. A key to feeling happy is gratitude. When you are thankful for whatever experience you are having, your whole being energetically opens to the possibility of feeling happiness.

Like every aspect of your golf game, repetition is necessary for success. Decide to spend time being grateful in every moment. The more you practice being grateful, you will develop an awareness of appreciating small everyday experiences.Practicing being grateful can lead to increased happiness and a feeling of well-being. Having an “attitude of gratitude” on the golf course is a positive feeling that attracts more of the best in your golf game.

It is not happy people who are thankful,

It is thankful people who are happy.

Here is a poem about gratitude that can apply to your golf game as well as to your everyday life.


Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.

If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something

for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.

during those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations

because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge

because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.

They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary

Because it means you’ve made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things.

A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are

also thankful for the setbacks.

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles

and they can become your blessings.

—Author Unknown

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