by DW Green — September 26, 2018
I was cleaning my desk, which I don’t do very often. I found some papers that were several years old! One paper was from WinningGolfMind.com, the title was Mastery and Ego Motivational Orientations. Once again sports mirrors everyday life.
|Rewards for playing i.e. attention, awards, recognition from others.||Awards are secondary to learning and improvement.|
|Judge yourself against others.||Standards are self-imposed and self-judged.|
|Making money, proving to others.||Motivation to improvement is an internal drive, not external awards.|
|Obstacles are viewed as threats to be avoided (not challenges to overcome).||Obstacles are viewed as challenges to overcome (not threats to be avoided).|
|Scoring well is better than playing well.||Focus is on playing the course.|
|Competition is a stage to compare with others.||Competition is a test of one’s skills.|
|Poor shots lead to anger and frustration.||Poor shots lead to motivation to improve.|
|Play against the leaderboard.||Play against yourself.|
|Must be successful to boost self-esteem.||Self-esteem comes from working hard in practice the right things.|
|How is he more successful than me?||Be the best I can be.|
Business mastery is similar to golf mastery.
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