It’s normal to try and be a perfect golfer. Make that putt, hit the green and strike the ball with accurate power.

But sometimes the perfect mindset leads us to get defensive. We clam up – and end up playing with fear and self-doubt.

Playing perfectly seems like the right thing to do but almost always isn’t. Here’s a better mindset.

Play with what you’ve got today. Realise that you’re a work in progress and a poor shot or two today doesn’t mean you’re stuck with them forever.

This is the same attitude adopted in the business world. Microsoft and Google don’t wait until they have the perfect product. They release the best product they have right now.

They know over time it will improve. They’ll learn from their mistakes and keep getting better and better.

Humans have an incredible learning system. We just have to let it do it’s thing. And the best thing is to get out of your own way.

Let go, swing freely and don’t let the odd bad shot or two stop you.

There’s no such thing as a perfect golfer anyway.