How is Your Game Going?

Lorie-Golf1This summer I decided to take up golf again. I played a little bit a while back, but I had a recurring tendonitis problem, so I decided to take some time off from it. I ended up not going back for quite a few years.

Recently, a couple of close friends who play golf encouraged me to get back into the game. I purchased some new clubs that are more forgiving on the tendons in my arms so I’m all set to hit the pro circuit. Well, maybe not just yet…

What I find rather funny about golf are the comments you hear from players who basically describe their love/hate relationship with golf. One day they’re playing well and the next they’ve decided to quit because it’s a stupid game. One person said that it’s the one great shot you have during a game that keeps you coming back for more. You’ll see other people who swear, stamp their feet, throw down their clubs, and in one case their whole bag…out of frustration or just to have a little fun!

From my minimal experience, I can say that there is a real sense of satisfaction when you hit the ball just right. You hear that perfect crack as the ball sails high in the air and in a straight line to that somewhat elusive flag in the distance. At least for the moment your ball is out of the woods and those pesky sand traps, and has landed right in the middle of the fairway exactly where you want it. Yessss!

It’s a lot like that in life. So many times, you get sidetracked from your goals and objectives. You get distracted from the “stuff” that pulls you in all sorts of directions and you end up feeling stuck as if you’re in some kind of “life sand trap.”

Fortunately, there are those other times in your life when everything seems to be going smoothly, you’re on a straight course to your goals, and you see opportunities open up for you. That doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to hit a “hole in one” that day, but at that moment in time, you’re swinging just right and your ball is sailing high and on line. Today, I hope your game is going just the way you want it. Enjoy it!

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