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-Negative Thinking
4/21/2000 - By George Freeman
     When you are up on the lanes trying to make the 10 pin (or 7 pin), do you find yourself thinking, "I hope I don't miss this spare"? That's negative thinking, and more often than not, creates doubt, thus making the spare all that more difficult. It's not just spares either, it can be any scenario: Practicing something new in your game, bowling in league, competing in a tournament: Negative thought patterns are easy to develop. It's simply human nature. Nobody is perfect, but you can minimize the effect of these thoughts to your game by just thinking positive. For example, instead of thinking, "I hope I don't miss this spare"... how about, "No sweat." It's simple, sounds goofy, but it works.


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