Cock A Doodle Do

"My brain seems to focus on negative outcome...what can happen bad, rather the a good clear picture of the shot in my minds eye. What can I do???"

This question is the same one I had from a friend only he referred to his negative thoughts as pink elephants or negative thoughts that pop up out of the blue for no reason at all.

I told him that when negative thoughts (emotions) occur it is important not to give them the time of the day or allow them to hang around in your mind. I told him that when a pink elephant comes up, just say, "Cock A Doodle Do" like a rooster and tell your mind that the negative thoughts are not welcome. He tried it and said, "It works". The following week he shot 72, 67, 69 and 69.

This may seem silly at first, but it works. Your mind can only dwell on one thought at a time. So why be negative, when you can be positive. Your negative thoughts can only exist if you allow them. So the next time they pop up, just say, "Cock A Doodle Do" and go about your business. Try it, it works. Keep me posted as to your progress.

If negative thoughts interfere with your game, you can allow them to hang around or say, "Cock A Doodle Do" and chase them away. Try it. It works!


P.S.: Do you feel nervous on the first tee? Do you feel under pressure sometimes when putting to win? Are shots over water a problem for you? Then this problem can be a mental one. Here is a program that I can recommend to help you overcome it: The mental side of golf



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