Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

As I walked in beautiful surroundings of our favorite path today with my best friend, the feeling of gratitude flowed through my body. As we strolled in the falling leaves breathing the crisp fall air, we both felt at peace. It is during days like this, I take the opportunity to get lost in my thoughts.

During this particular walk, I was counting my blessings and came across this little fella!

Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

As my wife and I watched him slowly make his way across the path, I was amazed by his unwavering focus and desire to move forward. It took little steps and just kept moving. Each step, he moved closer to his goal or destination. Although, I believe the journey is as important as the destination, this little guy seemed focused on his end goal.

As I thought about my little friend, I thought of my 2015 golf season. I realized that my journey towards scratch is becoming more and more difficult. The reason for my increased difficulty falls in my willingness to make changes, practice difficult shots, and to for my ego to accept short-term poor scores! These and many more challenges face players with a single digit handicap!

I am not sure what the 2016 golf season will bring, but thanks to my new friend I will keep moving towards my goal. Life sometimes throws us curve balls, but keeping our eyes on the prize will help us achieve anything!

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

4 thoughts on “Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

  1. I concur with Brian. I was a horrible golfer, I have a swing Doctor (GolfTEC) and he has helped me lower my handicap 6 strokes! But I’m realizing to get to single digits I need to play more…hard to do with a 2 year old running around.



  2. Jim,
    Stephen Covey’s 2nd habit says to “Begin with the end in mind.” You have clearly done that by envisioning your goal of scratch. But Covey also says it makes sense to map out a detailed plan on how to get there. The little guy on the trail doesn’t have the capacity to figure that out but we humans do.

    It may make sense to put yourself under the guidance of a PGA pro next season who can help devise an improvement plan and work closely with you to implement. We of the do-it-yourself bent often try to fix or implement our own solutions based on our own market research, given the wealth of information available to us. Lord knows, I am as guilty of this as the next guy. I relinquished my goal of scratch a few years ago because I didn’t have the time to practice or the desire to put in the work. But if you are truly committed, maybe giving up a little control to someone else may be the ticket to success. Just an alternative perspective for you to consider.

    Enjoy your off-season; may it be short!


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