Optimize Your Car Ride Home

Detailed and accurate self-reflection is essential to being a good bowler, but so many bowlers are missing out on this important learning opportunity – instead, their reflections sound like “I don’t know…” or “Good I bowled well… or I bowled awful…”
Here are 3 proven ways to improve the car ride home and the self-reflection process:
“I don’t know” is NOT an option. If you are unsure – then guess. You can not become self-aware if you are not self-reflecting. So you might struggle to reflect effectively at first, but if you don’t try you won’t improve and this will really limit both your improvement as a bowler and your mindset. If you want to be an elite bowler then I believe it is unacceptable to not engage in reflection
Don’t be too hard on yourself, but also, don’t be too easy on yourself. Instead, accurately reflect on the things you did well and the things you can work on. Parents/Coaches/Teammates – this is where your job can be tough. Probe, ask questions and be patient – your job is to help them become more accurate – if you just tell them what they did wrong then they are not learning how to accurately self-reflect.
Ask specific questions and encourage detailed responses with examples. Vague statements like “it was good” don’t optimize the learning experience. Instead, you want to give detailed examples of what you did well (positively reinforcing these) and what you could work on for improvement opportunities. Remember, celebrated your strengths!
Self-reflection is very important for consistent growth as a bowler. The start is what stops most bowlers developing this habit. Here is your homework: after the next bowling competition do a self-reflection on your car ride home. It’s a powerful tool!
Optimize Your Car Ride Home To Win the Day!