A lot of people dream of playing professional sports without any real understanding of what it would take – day in and day out. In sports, a young athlete might be the best there is in high school, only to get to college and face a whole new level of skill.
The pattern repeats every time a goal is achieved. While talent and top physical condition certainly play an important role in developing a star athlete, one of the most vital qualities is consistency.
What does it mean to be consistent, or to have a consistent routine? A consistent routine is simply the ability to break larger tasks down into much smaller components.
It takes some will power and determination, but once you are able to do this, you’ll actually SAVE time and energy (not to mention stress) and help yourself achieve more than you ever thought possible.
In this episode you will discover:
- Don’t wear down your battery!
- Become process oriented, not outcome oriented
- “Leave it better than you found it.”
- Re-ignite your work ethic!
- Recovering from a setback
Meet Bo Van Pelt
Bo Van Pelt is an American professional golfer who has played on both the Nationwide Tour and the PGA Tour. He has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking, and has been a PGA Tour professional for two decades. Van Pelt was born in Richmond, Indiana and was a two-time All-state golfer.
He attended Oklahoma State University, and after college started on the Nationwide Tour and then the PGA Tour. He suffered a serious shoulder injury in 2016 that kept him out of play for approximately 3 ½ years. At 46 years old, he is completely recovered and competing again, which he loves!
When asked how he keeps his rhythm in difficult circumstances, he replies, “hold yourself to a standard and forget the outcome. Focus on a process that you can repeat, and live with the results.” He also says to expect some bad days.
Watch what you say. Don’t make a permanent statement about a temporary situation.
Follow him on Twitter @bovanpelt
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