“When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. When you improve conditioning a little each day, eventually you have a big improvement in conditioning. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don’t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens — and when it happens, it lasts.”
Pretty sound advice... but in today's fast paced world... it's a hard one to grasp and then actually put into use... unless you have a plan laid out.
So, how do you go from 100 to 80?
I know this isn't the sexy, but the answer is this: one day at a time.
Let me explain...
When I was younger, I didn't have a course I belonged to, I didn't have a golf coach, and I didn't have transportation to a golf course for the most part.
What I did have was a park and the public library.
Initially, I set an ambitious goal of breaking 80 within 6 months. I'd read my books, practiced at the park, worked on my swing in my front yard.
But instead of making progress, I soon found myself spinning my wheels.
So I switched gears.
Eventually, I discovered a strategy that changed everything for me.
Instead of setting unreachable goals (that also overwhelmed me), I started focusing on the little things.