are dependent upon how much conviction you back them up with. Thus, a passing or fleeting thought does not
carry with it much attraction. However, a reoccurring thought receives so much attention that it gathers greater
conviction each time it revisits your consciousness. The result? It attracts what it entertains. Therefore, if your
habitual thoughts entertain positive story-lines, you attract more positive influences into your life. If your habitual
thoughts entertain more negative story-lines, you attract more negative influences into your life.
We all know it is better for us to spend most of our time looking at the positive side of our present situation.
We all know we can do it, but we choose to accept all kinds of excuses for thinking negatively too often. We
blame our struggles on the world, society, our parents, and the environment. We accept the absurd as a valid
excuse. No matter how bad our present environmental situation, no matter how bad our present relationship with
family, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances, we can always choose to give more attention to the positive side
of the situation. We can always accept responsibility for influencing the situation in a positive manner. You never
know, your positive influences may make the situation better. Where as, it is certain that a negative attitude won’t
help. So, you can choose to look at the positive side of your situation, or you can choose to believe that, “the
grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” It’s your choice.
Let’s get back to those passing thoughts for a second. Although passing thoughts may not create much
attraction, they can be disruptive to performance. Passing thoughts can create untimely distractions when your
concern is focusing your attention on a given task. Therefore, fleeting thoughts may not attract the positive and
negative influences in your life, but they do influence the quality of your performance. So, you do need to notice
when fleeting thoughts pop in. And the best response to the fleeting thoughts is to simply wait them out. Be still
and let them go by as swiftly as they popped in. Then reframe your focus so you can get back to the chosen
The saying, “Beware of what you wish for” can also be interpreted, “Beware of what you habitually think!”
Unlike what you simply wish for, your reoccurring thoughts create a force of attraction. This is not unlike how
some dream analysts believe that reoccurring dreams have more meaning than one time passing dreams. Some
believe reoccurring dreams are born from deep seeded beliefs, and that these beliefs are creating imbalance in
your life. The reoccurring dreams are therefore a way for your subconscious mind to release the inner tension
being created by the friction of conflicting beliefs.
Your wishes often entertain concepts that you believe have little possibility, whereas your habitual thoughts
pertain to your real world situations. This places them in the realm of true possibility. Of course your perception
of the real world situation may not be as open and real as it could be, but because they entertain what you
believe to be your true situation, they fall into the realm of what you believe to be real. And this gives them a
much stronger sense of conviction. With such conviction, your resulting actions, reactions, attitudes, and
behaviors carry with them a strong sense of attraction. Like modes of being are attracted to each other. You
know, “Misery loves company,” and “The quarterback always ends up with the prom queen.”
I wonder, what are your strongest convictions? Do they back up productive intentions, or do they give into non-
productive tendencies? This brings me to the question, “What are your intentions, your true intentions?” People
often say, I intended to do it. What they really meant was, I thought about doing the right thing, or I wanted to do
the right thing, or I was trying to do the right thing. None of these carry with them the true intention of carrying out
the task. Intending to do something goes beyond wishing, wanting, or even trying to do something. If you truly
intend to do something, then you continue to back it up with conviction, you apply it through attentive awareness,
and you continue the intent with a responsive assessment and recommitment. Just because you didn’t get it done
the first time doesn’t mean you didn’t intend to do it. But if you give up on it before giving it your all, then you didn’
t truly intend to get it done.
So, for your intentions to be true, you must display the fortitude to complete the intent. For your intentions to
be true, you must apply the conviction necessary for the intended actions to become your present reality. For
your intentions to be true, there can be no doubts as to the intended plan of action. For your intentions to be
true, you must believe that the chosen course of action is within your present skill level, and you must believe it is
the best course of action for you, right now.
On the golf course, the chosen shot must feel like the shot you are most ready to play. If your choice fits your
skills, the course situation, and the feel of the moment, then you are much more likely to truly intend the action,
instead of just wish for it. For example, “The intended line of flight is only the intended line of flight if you are
focusing on following-through down the line to your target.”
Thinking of the desired results will not create the proper causes. As a matter of fact, thinking of the results
often triggers a chain reaction of thoughts that distracts your attention away from the necessary focus. Thinking
of the results invites doubt, anxiety, and self-interference into your present disposition. Once again, thinking of
the results invites your attention away from what must be done to complete the job. To complete the job you need
a performance-oriented action plan that uses a process-oriented focus. Lastly, this action plan must organize the
causes that will bring about the desired results
The causes are the actual skills, actions, images, attitudes, behavior, reactions, and thoughts that keep you
on track with achieving your goals. The causes are the influences that keep you process-oriented. The causes
are the beliefs that instill the necessary confidence. The causes are all the factors that add up to the result of
accomplishing the desired effect – the goal. And if you want to accomplish the desired effect, then you need to
know the true causes. Therefore, you must direct your thoughts toward the causes instead of the results.
I believe most people know the results they would like to experience in life. The desired results are usually
obvious. We want to make more money, we want to have more time to spend with our families, we want to be able
to travel, we want nicer things, we want quality friendships, and we want to be better at what we do whether it be
golf, work, or relationships. The trouble is, most people wish for these things, but never create a realistic action
plan that has a real possibility of creating the results.
If you do not have an action plan that has real possibility, then your wishes are just wishes. They never stop
being wishes, so you keep fantasizing about them, “Yeah, someday I’ll be living the life.” But, if you never get
started on a viable action plan, then you never take a step in the direction of achieving your goals. Eventually
negative self-talk sets in, you begin to have doubts, and you develop the attitude that it will never happen.
Talking to your fears and doubts fuels them. The more you keep them in your present state of mind, the more
conviction they gather, and the more they distract you from the process of executing a viable action plan. So, if
you want to attract the desired results into your life, then start magnetizing them through a process of thoughts
that continually entertain the proper causes. Remember, your thoughts are like magnets, focus them on the
causes and the effect will be the attraction of the desired results.
patterns let you know how you filter your life experiences. As I wrote earlier, “If you believe you must pay your
dues, then you will continue to pay your dues.” If you paint a picture of how you see your life, it will reflect your
true beliefs about life. This is because your beliefs determine how much conviction you give your intentions, and
your true intentions are the catalyst of your actions. In turn, the way you act, behave, and conduct your daily
activities attract their likeness into your life. For example, if you play the victim you will become the victim. If you
act as if your life is a tragedy, it will become a tragedy. If you believe you are a winner and act like a winner, then
you’ll be a winner.
The nature of life is that it is designed to provide us with the tools we need to experience our true intentions.
Thus, our true intentions become our experiences. The key is to understand what your true intentions are, how
you make them, and how you give them conviction.
Life does provide us the tools we need to reach our dreams. However, we must use the tools to achieve our
goals. You can have a garage full of tools and never use them. If you don’t use them, you’ll never build
anything. We must use them to keep them in good working order, and we must take care of them so that they
continue to work their magic for us. If we neglect the tools that life provides us, if we choose not to use them, then
we will find it hard to be productive in life.
The main tools that life provides us are awareness, attention, deduction, logic, commitment, integrity, honor,
consciousness through perceptions, and our belief system. Your perceptions and your accepted beliefs need to
be attended to very carefully, because they will influence how you use the rest of your tools. Your beliefs help
create the filters that influence how you perceive the world. Therefore, your perceptions can filter the information
that comes to you through awareness. Your perceptions can also distract your attention from your present
concerns. Your perceptions can help justify your deductions, weaken or strengthen your commitments, and
corrupt or support your level of integrity. Your perceptions can also help you clarify the information presented to
you through awareness, they can clarify what you need to attend to while getting the job done, they can
streamline your decisions making process, and they can solidify your commitments giving them more conviction.
So, once again, if you don’t like the way life is playing out, change your beliefs about life. Imagine how you
want to be, imagine what makes you happy, imagine how you would act if you were free to write your own script in
life. Let go of the old story about how life is unfair, and about how people don’t care. Commit to being the type of
person you want to be. Not in a result-oriented manner, but in the way you conduct yourself. Imagine how you
must think, how you must act, and how you must respond to life’s situation so you will be the type of person you
want to be. Take responsibility for committing to these ongoing perceptions of life. Let your perceptions plant the
seeds of attraction, and let the world manifest the results you desire.
Remember, life always does you the favor of letting you know your true intentions. So does your golf. If life is
a reflection of your true intentions, you must change your intentions by changing your beliefs. Then your
attitudes and actions will change. When your attitudes and actions change, your life will change.
If you intend to be doubtful, nervous, and anxious your game will let you know through misguided actions. If
you intend to be decisive, calm, and patient, then your game will reward you with good play. “But, I’d never intend
to be doubtful, nervous, and anxious” people say. “Of course I want to be decisive, calm, and patient.” Your
intentions are not what you want. Your intentions are the tendencies that lead you to either ask the right
questions or the wrong questions. If you are inclined to ask the wrong questions on a regular basis, then your
true intentions are not aligned with your desires. Are your true intentions the ones that set the desired
experiences in motion, or do your true intentions carry with them hidden baggage that will detour your path to the
Beware of your true intentions, they are the seeds of your experience. Be clear about what your true
intentions are. Learn to weed out hidden intentions that inspire half-hearted efforts. Clarify your intentions so
that there are no remaining inclinations that will undermine your desire to achieve your dreams. Cleanse your
thought process of the beliefs that keep slowing you down. “I don’t have time to do it, I’m too busy, and it’s too
hard to change” are bad excuses. Wake up, snap back to reality. You are the only one who can make life
If you have a hard time cleansing your perceptions of unwanted beliefs, you can try this exercise. I call it
“Waking up.” As you awake in bed, lay still for a few minutes and focus on a relaxed pattern of breathing. This
will help you quiet your mind and prepare it to view the world openly. Once your mind is clear, recall the bright full
expression of life you had as a baby. Recall your original spirit. If you don’t remember it, then imagine the look in
the eyes of a cheerful baby. Babies and infants express their authentic spirit freely, and you can see it in the look
of their eyes. Breathe in the sense of original life with each incoming breath, and exhale any pretenses with each
out going breath. Keep breathing this sense of life in and exhaling any pretenses out. Feel the life force fill your
body. Recall this full sense of life as being your birth rite. With continued practice you’ll rediscover your genuine
nature. All pure intentions come from this state of being.
As you breathe the life force into your body, you are isolating your true essence, and your true essence is the
cornerstone of your authentic disposition, the disposition bestowed upon you at birth. Once you have
rediscovered this authentic disposition, you are ready to plant the seeds of intention that will bring forth the
realization of your goals. Imagine your future, place it in the cradle of your authentic disposition. Let your
disposition nurture your desires. Commit to this process until you are truly disposed to live your dreams. Then
set new goals and reconnect to the process with the new goals in mind.
Each day you can insert new intentions for the day and for your life. Tell your original self how you intend to
be today. Ask your original self to be there with you as you go through the day. Ask your original self to give you
guidance as you go through the day. Then, be willing to listen for the guidance. Remember, the guidance may
come in the form of gut feelings, intuitions, or simple senses.
This exercise can be used as the foundation of your dream building process. By using your breath to cleanse
your perceptions and connect you to your original self, you are creating an excellent platform for experiencing
your dreams. Additionally, by planting the seeds of productive intentions and nurturing them through your life
force, you will change your perceptions and your attitudes to align them with your dreams.
As you insert your intentions into your authentic disposition, take a true interest in them. Have true conviction
with these intentions. You need to believe in them, otherwise they will not manifest themselves in your life.
Accept the intentions as being your own, your true desires, your desired intentions. Remember, your true
intentions are the cornerstones that create the foundation upon which you build your dreams. So, be very careful
to align your intentions in such a way that they have the real possibility of guiding you to your dreams.
The seeds of intention you plant must provide a real possibility in your life. Having real possibility is the key,
because dreams can only be lived if they are actually possible. Feeling the dream’s true possibility is a
necessity. Giving the dream a chance by committing to the initial steps that lay the foundation for the dream’s
success is also a necessity. Furthermore, dreams that inspire you to act, to feel, to desire, to yearn for the
substance of life will bring real possibility into your life. Dreams that have no real possibility of coming true are not
dreams at all; they are merely fantasy. Everyone knows, at some basic level, the difference between fantasizing
and real dreams. For example, dreaming of being a scratch golfer with no intent to practice, study, or commit to
the games fundamental needs is not dreaming at all, it is pure fantasy, and fantasies have no real possibility.
They are beyond this life’s reality.
Dreams are the product of our genuine self, and they show us what is possible for us if we are diligent,
attentive, inspired, committed, willing, and persistent. Thus, dreams can come true, while fantasies are always
beyond this life’s real boundaries.
So, if you dream of being a good golfer, then you need to intend to develop the fundamentals, you need to
truly intend to practice, learn, internalize, and apply the necessary golfing skills. Otherwise you will never
experience your dreams. So, be specific with your intentions, and be ready to stay committed.
Your intentions should reflect the way you want to conduct yourself in the world. They should be concerned
with your attitudes, the way you perceive life, and the way you need to act so that your successes lead you to
your dreams. And this means you need to be very good at exercising the tools related to your powers of
To exercise your tools of intention, reflect upon what types of actions, conduct, preparations, reactions,
beliefs, and thoughts will make you a more productive and happy person. Intend to be that way, and a wealth of
results will show up in your life. Intend to be patient, attentive, and responsible in your reactions to life’s ongoing
events, and you will attract the influences you need in your life to experience your dreams. Create intentions that
continually build on each other, reinforcing your life’s foundation and developing a ladder of experiences that
continually build toward your dreams. Work on implementing a ”planting your true intentions” process into your
daily routine and you will begin to see your dreams manifest themselves in your life. Plant the image of your
dreams in the presence of your authentic disposition, and continually nurture them. Never give up, never betray
them, always be vigilant, and your dreams will find a way into your reality. In the end, it’s the level of your
commitment that will determine the level of performance in your golf game and the level of dream realization in
beliefs, and attitudes that affect your perceptions of life. I take the view that I choose to accept what I believe. My
inner beliefs set the parameters for how I perceive what’s happening in my world, which in turn affects my attitudes
and responses in my life, which in turn attract their likeness and repel their opposites in my life. Therefore, I take
responsibility for my life, what I believe, and how I perceive the world. Not coincidentally, this is the view of most
Your beliefs create the filters in your perception, and your beliefs are accepted by you. Your beliefs come
from the ideas, concepts, attitudes, and philosophies you accept to be right for you. They build on each other.
So, take care to realize how your accepted ideas manifest your present way of being alive. Learn to cleanse the
unwanted thoughts that have been inadvertently accepted into your mind-set.
It may help to meditate on your inner beliefs and the vision of who you want to be. Then with a clean slate you
can embrace a perspective that supports your dream of living and playing good golf. Dreams do come true if you
commit to them passionately, if you nurture them and have the fortitude to tend to the crop through the tough
times. It may not be easy, but it is worth the effort to keep the perspective alive.
To bring your dreams into reality be more concerned with how you perceive the world than you are with how
you think the world should be. It’s much easier to change the way you perceive the world than it is to change the
You can arrange your perceptions to be aligned with your dreams. You can arrange your attitudes to be
aligned with your dreams. You can arrange your commitments to be aligned with your dreams. If the reality of
your life does not make your dreams come true, then it is likely that your perceptions of life are out of alignment
with the process of achieving your dreams. It is also likely that your perceptions of life are out of alignment with
the tasks and commitments needed to make your dreams come true. The answer is, change the way you
perceive things. Reframe your life situation, and re-imagine what you want. Then start perceiving the events,
situations, and relationships in your life in such a way that they will motivate you to move in the direction you need
Yeah, I know, my perceptions are my reality too. Everyone thinks their perception is reality. It may be their
momentary reality; it’s definitely their perceived reality, but it’s not necessarily the outside world’s reality. And the
outside world doesn’t care how you perceive it. It will continue to go round and round through the cycles of life no
matter what you perceive. So, you might as well be prepared to feed, nurture, and support your own dreams
through creating a perspective that serves the purpose of achieving your goals and dreams.
Instead of having goal-oriented perceptions, many people buy into ideas of what should be. People should act
this way or that way. People should be more courteous. People should be more generous. People should be
more concerned about my feelings. The fact is, all these expectations come about because we are not living our
dreams. We haven’t found away of achieving our goals and being prosperous. So, we need excuses. The world
should be this way or that way. It’s not my fault. Maybe we need to wake up and start perceiving our situation in a
more real world manner. People are people. They are going to attend to their goals and dreams more than
yours. Your job is to find a way of perceiving the world that makes you more productive. Your job is to find a way
of acting and behaving that keeps you moving to your goals. Your job is to find a way of being in the world and
interacting with the world so that you can get where you are going in a timely manner.
Stop running into perceptual walls. Stop directing yourself down dead ends. Stop fighting the world and find a
way of perceiving it so that you can navigate yourself through life with an effective game plan. Start looking for
the opportunities that life presents you. Don’t complain about missing opportunities when you simply choose not
to look for them. How many opportunities pass you by because you are caught up in perceptions about how you
think the world should be instead of paying attention to how it is and what is available for you to help you get
where you want to go?
What deep seeded perceptions do you hold onto, and what do they project and attract into your life? What
opportunities do your perceptions bring into your life, and what limitations do they create? How do you choose to
perceive your golfing journeys? Are there reoccurring themes underlying your ongoing perceptions of your
game? Does the golf course look challenging to you, or does it look like a menace? Does it look friendly or like a
monster? Does it look manageable or narrow? Does it look fair or unfair? Is it a place that provides you the
opportunity to connect with nature, or is it a place for you to vent your frustrations? Is the course a field of play,
or a gauntlet of survival? You can perceive it any way you want. However, if you want your efforts to be more
productive, then make the choice to see the positive aspects of your life. Then build on those aspects.
It is often hard to keep our perceptions both clear and real because we feel like we are alone in the world. It
seems like the world is doing its best to keep us from succeeding. And people, they are always asking for your
help, and unwilling to help you when you need it. However, there are sources of inspiration available to us. We
do develop friendships and bonds that help us make the journey. Learn to recognize these relations and
embrace them. They are life’s gift of opportunity and support.
The way you perceive and express your existence in this lifetime will determine whether you achieve your
goals, and reach your dreams. To attain these ultimate goals, you’d be wise to find a way to express yourself
purposefully. And if you have a hard time doing this on your own, then you should look for those sources of
inspiration that provide you the motivation to get the job done.
When you find your sources of inspiration and support, when you find sources that truly care about your
dreams and are committed to you through friendship, leadership, or example, do all you can to tap into their
support. Show your appreciation for their efforts by repaying them with commitment. Honor their efforts by having
integrity, and stay the course of your life by taking responsibility for your perceptions, choices, and actions.
If you start looking for the opportunities and start perceiving life as a vehicle that is designed to help you attain
your goals, you’ll find a much more fulfilling way of living your life. You’ll start moving in the directions of your
dreams, and you’ll find yourself enjoying a higher level of success.
life that require change. If you ignore them, they keep coming back. If you refuse to change them, then they
keep coming back. The questions relate to the causes that bring the results into your life. Ask and answer the
correct questions, and you’ll get the right causes. Ask and answer the wrong questions, and you get the wrong
If you have a lot of doubts and fears, then you are asking yourself the wrong questions. For example, you are
studying your next shot. You have to play the shot 155 yards over water to a narrow green that has a hazard
beyond the green as well. The average golfer will assess the situation something like this, “155 yards huh? That’
s in between my 7 iron and my 6 iron. I’ll choke down on the 6 iron. But, what if I get all of it and it goes long into
the hazard behind the green? OK, I’ll swing a full 7 iron. But, what if I don’t get all of it, it’ll go in the pond short of
the green?” At this point, no matter what the golfer does, he will approach the shot with doubt, fear, and most
likely anxiety. The questions he is asking are all wrong, they only invite disaster.
The accomplished golfer looks at the situation differently. “155 yards huh? That’s in between my 7 iron and my
6 iron. So, I either choke down on a 6 iron, or swing the full 7 iron. OK, which one feels the best to me right
now? The full 7 iron does. I’ll go with that one.” This approach asked the right question at the right time. The
options were assessed and decided upon, so the best question to ask was, “Which one feels best right now?”
With this approach, she can enter into and complete her shot routine knowing she has made a good choice, and
this will give her the best chance of performing a well-executed shot.
What if neither option feels good? The average golfer will simply pick one of the obvious options, enter the
shot routine doubtfully, and proceed to play the shot into one of the hazards. Then he’ll react negatively,
complaining that he had no other option, and the situation will snowball into a quadruple bogey. If neither of the
obvious options feel good to the accomplished golfer, she’ll start looking for alternative options. She’ll ask, “What
other options do I have?” She can lay-up. “I can lay-up. Where do I need to lay-up so I have a good chance of
getting up-and-in for par?” Now that’s a great question to ask in this situation. She might find the answer to be
something like this, ”Right there. The worst score I’ll make from there is a bogey. I can live with that. Especially
since I have a good chance of getting up-and-in for par.” She might ask herself, “Is there an area right or left of
the green that can provide me a good angle to get up-and-in?” Another great question to ask. Sometimes there
are options besides the obvious ones. You simply need to start looking for them by asking the question, “What
other options do I have?”
To be fair, even professionals fall into these indecisive patterns. Pro’s often say, “It was a tweener.” This an
excuse. “I was between clubs,” means, he was not decisive. He didn’t make a choice he could commit to. It would
have been better to play the shorter of the two clubs and position the ball below the hole if there was room, or he
could of played the longer of the clubs and played the ball past the hole if there was no room short of the hole.
Making an uncommitted attempt that results in missing the green and feeling the need to make an excuse is not
an acceptable option, especially for a professional. The trouble was, the professional thought he needed to get
the shot close to the pin. He could have chosen to play the percentages. He could have realized that this was
one of those situations when you are best served playing away from the pin. And you never know, you may make
that 30-foot putt when you play away from the pin.
So, if you don’t like what’s happening in your life, start asking different questions. If you want to change your
life, change the questions. Start giving conviction to the type of questions that will bring about the desired
results. Why don’t I attract better people, situations, events, and opportunities into my life you might ask? The
answer is, because what I reflect into the world attracts its likeness into my present reality. Instead of entertaining
doubts of what might go wrong, start asking what you need to do to get the job done. Start asking what type of
environment you need to put yourself in to be around more productive people. Start asking yourself what type of
people you need to be around to achieve your goals. It is always a good idea to hang around people that have
achieved the same type of goals you want to achieve compared to being around people that cannot see the
vision you see.
Again, start asking the right questions. What’s the best shot for this situation based on how I feel right now?
Which club is the right one for this situation right now? It doesn’t matter what other people say. It doesn’t matter
what other professionals profess as the best way of playing. The fact is, you need to assess how you feel right
now, and you need to play into the feelings you are confident you can perform in the moment. Once you ask the
question, you must be willing to listen to and accept the answer whole-heartedly.
The answers might show up as gut-feelings, intuitions, or simply a sense. Whichever the case, you must be
willing to listen to the answers. If your gut-feeling tells you to play the full 7 iron, and your intellect tells you to play
the choke down 6 iron, go with the gut feeling. The gut feelings, intuitions, and senses that show up in the
present are usually signals from your inner golfer, to go in that direction. Your intellect, the thinking mind, can
often cloud the situation by analyzing, deducing, and justifying the so-called logical choices. However, logic does
not tell you how you feel right now. Your feelings do. Your inner golfer is always connected to the now. Your
inner golfer is always connected to how your body feels, and to the skills you are confidently ready to use, right
now. So, your inner golfer is always willing to answer your questions with reality, instead of with mental
When you ask your inner golfer what the best way of playing is, it will send you a signal through one of your
awareness mechanisms, and these mechanisms include gut feelings, intuitions, and senses. By the way, every
time I act on the signals sent to me by my gut feelings, they work out. Therefore, it is logical to listen to my gut
feelings, intuitions, and senses. It’s the smart thing to do.
Now sometimes I act on the gut feelings and I make a par where I think I could have made a birdie. In those
situations, my thinking mind likes to say, ”SEE! You could have made a birdie if you listened to me instead of
those feelings.” That smug little thinking mind of mine. “OK, I told myself. Let’s test this situation.” I decided to
go out on the golf course at the end of twilight play and test the theory. When my mind answered the question
one way, and my gut feelings answered it another way, I played two balls. I recorded my results over many
afternoons of playing this way. What I found was, I did indeed make some birdies when I listened to my mind, but I
also made a lot of big numbers. When I listened to my gut feelings, I didn’t make any big numbers. I made a lot of
pars, my share of birdies, and very few bogeys. Additionally I noticed that I did not need to capitalize on every
birdie opportunity to score well under par. It eventually became obvious to me that my inner golfer was aware of
all the factors influencing my play. It already knows what the percentages are, and it automatically knows what the
best options are for reaching my goals for the whole round of golf.
I now play with lots of confidence in my gut feelings. If I have a question in club selection, I pull the two clubs
out of my bag and waggle them one at a time. Whichever one my gut feeling tells me is right, I go with it. During
practice rounds I continue to test this theory. It always works out better when I act on the answers my inner golf
sends me. Whenever I listen to my thinking mind instead of my inner golfer, I feel like I am experimenting instead
of playing. If I act on my mind’s inclinations, and it doesn’t work out, then I want to kick myself because I know my
inner golfer knows me better than my mind. The fact is, my inner golfer is always connected to reality, and my
mind will entertain fantasy any chance it gets.
Does this mean there is no value to thinking? Of course not. The mind recognizes the patterns in your life.
The mind can be used to ask the right questions. The mind can be used for organization and learning. The mind
can be used for creativity. If the mind recognizes the patterns in such a way to send the information to the inner
golfer, then the inner golfer is more prepared to send you the best answers. If the mind learns how to ask the
best questions, then the inner golfer will send you the best answers directly.
So, the mind can be used to organize or outline a basic game plan to get the job done, then the inner golfer
can fill in the gaps with the best answers. The mind can be used for innovation through creativity, and this too will
make your inner being more prepared to give you the best answers in the future. So, the mind has an integral
part in learning, organizing, and staying committed to the game plan that will get the job done. However, the job is
done by the body through the guidance of your inner golfer. And if you want this guidance to work its magic, then
start asking your inner golfer the right questions and be willing to listen to the answ
Table of Contents
Chapter Two- The Correct Questions 12
Chapter Three- Planting The Seeds 17
Chapter Four- Cultivate Your Perception 19
Chapter Five- Filters, Intentions, & Dreams 23
Chapter Six- Developing Total Commitment 28
Chapter Seven- Your Mind’s Nature 31
Chapter Eight- Walking The Path 38
Chapter Nine- Your Inner Golfer Talks 44
Chapter Eleven- We All Belong 56
Chapter Twelve- Genuine Absorption 62
Chapter Thirteen- Playing With Imagination 66
Chapter Fourteen- Building Heart Power 70
Chapter Fifteen- Preferences & Inclinations 75
Chapter Sixteen- Act On What You Know 80
Chapter Seventeen- The Pleasure of Overcoming 84
Chapter Eighteen- Exercising The Dream 91
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