I read Seth Godin's blog and it made me think of the power of commitment. When you make a commitment, it is deeply liberating. You don’t have to think about the steps you need to take to get whatever it is you want; it frees you from the mind that keeps rationalizing why it’s ok to eat the cookie and why it is ok not to go to the gym.
Here’s what he wrote:
“We spend way to much time teaching people technique. Teaching people to be good at flute, or C++ or soccer.
It’s a waste because the fact is, most people can learn to be good at something, if they only choose to be, if they choose to make the leap and put in the effort and deal with the failure and the frustration and the grind. But most people don’t want to commit until they’ve discovered that they can be good at something. So they say, “teach me, while I stand here on one foot, teach me while I gossip with my friends via text, teach me while I wander off to other things. And sure, if the teaching sticks, then I’ll commit. (....)
A committed student with access to resources is almost unstoppable. “
I believe you are unstoppable. There are infinite possibilities inside of you for learning, growth and change.
The game of golf extends beyond the course.
Today’s action step:
The next time you play golf, ask yourself: “what am I committed to?”
Please hit reply, and let me know! I’d love to hear from you!
Last time I played I committed to being present in my body and with my swing, which allowed me to tune into the target even more and make a few birdies!
Enjoy the game! Summer is here…