Learn From “Atomic Habits”
To Supercharge Your Golf Habits In 2019!
“Put Your Shoes On.” Yes dear! My wife and I know we need to walk each day and get more exercise – and surely this will help my fitness and golf. I now think a key to doing this is to create a daily ritual – to Put My Shoes On each morning. Once we do that, out the door and walk and enjoy getting more fit.
I am about half way through reading what I know will be one of the most valuable Improvement Books Of 2019 – “Atomic Habits” by James Clear. This book was published late in 2018, and if you are looking to create some new improvement areas in your golf and your life – you need to read it.
“Atomic” definition – “an extremely small amount of a thing, and a source of immense energy and power.” “Habit” definition – “a routine or practice performed regularly.” Developing a ritual as a cue to create a new daily walking habit came from this book. Here are a few small snippets to wet your appetite to read it…
- The book is organized around what James calls 4 Laws for creating new habits and changes – “Make It Obvious, Make It Attractive, Make It Easy, Make It Satisfying.” All of these make sense, but he dives deep into why these laws will help to create change.
- One of the book subsections is titled “Forget About Goals, Focus On Systems Instead.” This concept resonates with me. Yes I want to help to delight more golfers in 2019, and to play better golf and perhaps to shoot my age this year (69 or 70 if you wonder). But I believe that if I concentrate on doing small things to improve my business, my golf, and my life each day – I will have the best opportunity of having these results happen.
- Finally, the first section of the book is titled “Why Tiny Changes Make A Big Difference.” Do small things correctly each day – be patient – great results will happen!
One of my cues each day is a note I have in my daily calendar – “Do Something Great Today!” Great doesn’t have to be big – it can be anything to keep improving and growing.
James has also created a new resource called the Clear Habit Journal. Yep, I have ordered it and will have it this week. I am looking forward to using it in my golf and life.
Do Something Great Today!
I Create EXCEPTIONAL GOLF CLUBS
You SHOOT LOWER SCORES!