Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The lessons of golf. As a relatively new player, I am trying to master the game. Unfortunately, the only thing I am really mastering are my emotions. We teach emotional mastery at our work place and I really get to practice it on the golf course- over 100 times per round! And, that's the second lesson, just like anything, you're not going to get better at anything unless you practice. Golf, school, life skills, work skills all take an inordinate amount of practice to achieve success.
Both mastering your emotions and practice require a balance between patience and peristence. One of the keys to my life is learning that balance. To push forward, yet pull back when appropriate, provides a life long challenge in both leadership and the game of golf.