1. The first approach is a traditional model in which golf is a very conditional/results-oriented game. If I’m playing well, I am happy; if I’m playing poorly, I am not. Unfortunately, with yo-yo emotions comes a yo-yo game and a yo-yo life, simply because we attach joy and happiness – and at times our very self-esteem – to conditions well outside our control.
2. The second approach offers an “emotional energy model” in which improved golf becomes the natural byproduct of a better-feeling mood. Our goal is to feel better first – something within our control – and to bring this higher vibrating energy into our practice and play. Improved performance unfolds because of inspired (rather than required) action and as an “effort-less” consequence of our improved attitude.
-Spirit of Golf