“Commit yourself to striving for excellence in all aspects of your bowling when you’re practicing.”
If you do something because you feel obligated to do it, you’ll approach it with a feeling of , “just getting it done.” You won’t be applying yourself to the task at hand.
Several things will occur: 1) you won’t enjoy it; 2) you won’t give it your full attention; and 3) you’ll get bored doing it.
What are the results? 1) You won’t give it your best attention; 2) your results will be sub-par; and 3) you won’t get any satisfaction from doing it.
What you do during your practice sessions will directly affect your overall competitive performance. You must give your full attention when practicing.
Think back to something you enjoyed doing. Didn’t you find yourself concentrating more? Didn’t you find your focus and attention were sharpened so that you felt your whole mind and body sensing every aspect of it?
Didn’t you find that you experienced greater joy and satisfaction when you did something you enjoyed? Didn’t you feel a greater sense of accomplishment because you had given your best effort?
Didn’t you feel that the results were way better than average and, in fact, the final results were great?
When you practice bowling, don’t do it because you have to. Practice as though it’s the most important thing you’re doing that day.
Practice because you know that one day, you’ll become a more improved and better bowler. Practice because there’s nothing else you want to be doing at that time.
You maybe thinking, “Does it really matter?” “Isn’t going through the practice session for its own sake just fine and dandy?” That’s not true.
With a heightened sense of awareness about your practice, and the great results that you know you’ll get, it stands to reason that you’ll remember more of what you did during the sessions.
You’ll come away feeling better about yourself. Your “feel-good” attitude will carry over into your league and/or tournament performance.
Since you were doing something of importance with your bowling practice, it will also serve to hone your mental outlook for when you’re in competition.
Instead of saying to yourself the usual stuff of, “I’ll do the best I can,” why not say, “This is the most important thing I can be doing at this time so I’ll strive for excellence?”
You’ll be making the practice sessions dynamic, therefore, carrying this attitude into league or tournament should be no problem.
You’ll find that your ability to focus, concentrate, and pay full attention when you’re delivering the ball will be at peak levels.
Always strive for excellence.