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Survival of the Fittest

Safe in His Shell

If you were dropped off in the middle of a jungle with only the clothes on your back, do you think you would be able to survive or make it out alive? This question set the tone for our mental toughness training session with Alan Duval, CEO of Swingtime Golf USA. If you are in a life or death situation, your mind will find a way to live, it will do what ever it takes to keep your body alive. The power of the mind is often underestimated. In this training session we took the concept of survival and applied it to golf.

In order to become a true golf champion, you must be able to survive any situation or moment. Think about how strong your mind must be in order to make it out of a jungle alive. Imagine that you are stranded in a jungle, embrace that feeling of hopelessness and fear.

John, Alan & Kevin
John Montgomery

Now, think about how bad you want to live, and the mindset that you would have if you promised yourself that you will do what ever it takes to survive. Then, imagine how awesome it would feel to make it out alive, knowing that you overcame all obstacles in your way. This is the same feeling you will have when you become a champion. From my own experience as the 2009, and 2012 South Western Athletic Conference Champion, I know that winning is no easy battle. My mind at those time periods was so strong. I was so determined and focused on my processes and goals that nothing else mattered. I survived the obstacles and had my moments of complete bliss.

I wanted to share this with my readers because I am now understanding the power of the mind and how important it is to becoming a golf champion. If you want to become a champion, learn how to survive with what you have and don't focus on what you don't have.

Feel free to contact me if you want to talk more about this subject or if you have any questions.

Remember to take life one step at a time, just like the turtle.

John L Montgomery III

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