The recent heat wave here is hard on me, when its get 20+c in middle of night then I have a hard time sleeping and I am about to compete tomorrow in 30c so I guess I drink 5l water during the round minimum.
Today not doing much I been drinking a lot also.
Now for me I be energized tomorrow, I be on and fine until the competition is over and I go home and look up on the roof for a few days as I wont be normally after tomorrow for a few days.
I then prepare accordingly.
I find many think its luck and talent that wins things I found over the years preparation is key. You can be high on motivation and such to go to a workshop and get the high from a tony robbins seminar and feel like you can jump over mountains and it feels really awesome no doubt.
However the world might not be ready for your high around you.
Practice is one thing but I don’t do much practice atm, I started slowly my gym program again as I cant play much golf.
I plan then accordingly to what I can actually do, if I cant practice I still work the things I work on albeit I do it differently.
I found that compressing material to expose yourself with intense periods is a good thing, want to be a chocolate/coffee/parfume or such tester? spend 3 days doing nothing else than to build aroma distinctions from those materials test, test and test for 3 days straight and you become a world quality tester in that if you are able to do so.
Did you believe you could read and watch a YouTube video and then go, ok I get it?
That the bright light of enlightenment then suddenly appear and you can do it?
Learning by doing and the approach I use makes you fail a lot.
Its painful many times as it forces you to go deep into digging out what your about to do forces you into a highly charged super motivated learner as the material when digested into usefulness wont get there slowly and tog et there fast you need to fail a lot during the learning.
I can install material and people tell me they didn’t learn anything from me and I ask, so when did you learn to do that? They say, I always done it, so I ask them well could you do it before the first day of the workshop?
So why did you say always then if you couldn’t do it before this experience and event with me then?
People then shrug it off and deny it and then start to pile up excuses.
They didn’t learn it from me for sure at least the shrugs and excuses.
Learning that way is for many magical they don’t know how they did learn it so then I didn’t taught them due to people are stuck with old patterns of learning those that you have from parents, school and work.
I do magic.
I just know how the science behind it works much like a magician make you see a car vanish into thin air somehow.
I just as what I do nowadays teach the failure approach as with that those that sticks with it gets good and I wont hear that other shit.
Putting for example is simple, I don’t understand how people can teach putting and make it so complex as you only need to do one thing and execute one thing to make the putt perfect. I don’t get the complexity but I also spent time failing and making mistakes and then developed ways to map how to make it better.
For me whatever I do is simple, its been that for me for 20 years, its not luck and talent its hard work much harder than people want to do. You want answers as I say, then run that pattern for 5 years I say and then the student looks at me, but I don’t want to do that for 5 years and I say aha lazy?
You can have the simple answer its easy but to actually be able to do it and execute on it?
That requires a lot of difference and not so much reading a book, watching a video as it requires hands on working it to build distinctions and references in your head. Those that becomes good does the work.
I work my swing mechanics even when I don’t think and practice golf at all, I just have to do it differently. I then once arriving at the result, run tests of it.
It wont mean what I do is perfect or even near that yet as its progress at work.
I added tweaks to Hans, and he hits it better, I changed his putting and he putts better. Still he also needs to make sure he makes what he does consistent as results in golf are a tricky business as you can feel like your doing well but cant score anyhow.
You need to do and improve what makes you to do a better score.
Last competition I played I ended up in third place, I didn’t play that good but I also started to do something I never done before, playing golf. Next naturally is to make sure this happens more often and every time and from there improves again.
To do so I follow another rule, map what you actually did not what you thought you did.
If I make a bogie I made one I don’t think I could made a better swing or chip or putt to save par or even do a birdie. I map what I actually was able to do and then I go from there.
Once you get that down your progressing of skills will take over and your game will change faster and into a height of level you never thought possible.
Improving skills is key.
Whenever I have the time I bring the camera and shoot the putting drill I do.
The sun be out tomorrow, I bring my shades, sun oil and keep my head down and bring it on and endure it.
I will have a bright moment