The Shift that Makes the Difference
Last weekend he played with a sensor clipped to the club head that records the trajectory of his swing. (It was kind of cool to see it mapped out graphically.)
This weekend he watched an online video revealing the “secret swing” that promises to increase his yardage.
He looks like a goofball in the new stance, but he’ll try anything to improve his score.
After nine years of watching him swap out clubs, change grips, try new balls – it seems like he’s literally tried everything.
Except the thing that matters.
Because to me it’s clear he’s fiddling with stuff that doesn’t make the difference.
I’ve told him that the equipment isn’t what needs work.
His room for improvement lies in his thought process about who he is as a golfer.
Is he being the guy who knows how to get the ball in the hole, or is he being the guy trying to figure it out?
Because those are two different vibrations.
Easy for me to see when I’m watching someone else’s routine.
And then there’s me …
… sometimes I wonder about my diet and exercise.
- I wonder if a 20 minute walk is long enough, or if I should go further.
- I wonder if I still need to take these supplements, or whether I should try the ones my girlfriend is raving about.
- I wonder how long I should be able to hold plank pose.
- I wonder if it’s helpful to sit in my chair this long, or whether I should get a stand up desk or a bouncy ball to sit on.
- I wonder if I should find a different kind of protein supplement for my smoothies.
- I basically wonder a lot about what would be best for me and my physical body.
And in that wondering, I’m not being the person with optimized health. I’m being the person who is wondering how to get there.
The same way Russ is being the guy trying to improve his golf game, instead of being a top notch golfer.
If you’re thinking about how to get there, you’re not there.
And we won’t ‘real-ize’ what we want until we know the vibration of it.
If I were being the girl with rockin’ health and a fabulously fit body, those questions would disappear for me. The way would become crystal clear.
Because it’s our mindset – which reveals the identity we’re choosing – that matters more than anything else.
Until we get that piece in place, the rest is just fodder for our monkey minds.
When he finds the vibration of top notch golfer, and when I find the vibration of ideal physical health, that’s when we’ll be drawn to whatever best supports that outcome.
Conscious creators can see this backwards routine where people try to change the outside stuff in order to change who we are.
But that’s not how it actually works.
First we learn how to be the successful business owner, the happily married spouse, the financially secure person, the healthy thriving lover of life … we find the vibe first, then the rest falls into place.
So our best attention is spent learning the frequency of our desire and becoming that now.
Then if there’s anything needed to support that 3D reality, it’ll reveal itself through inspiration.
How do we become it before its ‘real’?
And sometimes it’s enough to just stop the trying. I’ve seen amazing things manifest once we stopped working to get there.
So this can be easier than it might sound!
But however we do it, here’s to making the shift that makes the real difference.