Your Bowling Attitude Is King
We have all bowled with a person who has lost composure and a poor performance followed.
This person may have had a terrible first game in league and instead of grinding it out, he just gives up.
One bad shot follows another. His day and his game are completely ruined by his bad attitude.
That type of behavior is not the stalk from which champions are grown.
The best players will keep working after a poor start or after making a series of errant deliveries. Instead of letting their score get to their attitude, they grind it out for some strikes in closing out the series and do not give up trying.
These top tier players have a no-give-up attitude. This attitude sets them up for future victories.
When times get bad, that is the best opportunity to work on your mental game.
Grinding out games on a frame by frame basis and not throwing away shots out of frustration is one of the best ways to build your mental toughness.
Then when you are bowling well, it will be easier for you to weather a few bad frames.
Don’t let your score affect your attitude, let your attitude affect your score.
It is so easy to give up the ship when the storms of bad play arrive. Keep your attitude positive and you never know what might happen in the long run.
Confidence is a choice and is one of the most powerful mental game ingredients for any competitive bowler.
The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances. You always have the choice of possessing a good or bad attitude and the freedom to change your attitude in an instant.
If you make the correct choice to remain confident regardless, your chances greatly increase of bowling your best often and of becoming the player you have worked to become.