There are so many things in life that I would like to see changed. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your perspective, I have no control on the outcome of many events. Even though I may wish for something different, the results I look for do not come to pass. In these cases, I do not actively take action to try to impact the results except to wish for something different. In those cases, I should not expect a different result because I am not doing anything different; I am pretty sure Albert Einstein alluded to this when he defined insanity.
As I look forward to the 2018 golf season, I have several aspects of my game I am going to improve. My primary focus is on my short game, but I will not forget the other aspects of my game. As I embark on another journey of change, I have to make sure that I actually make an effort. Wishing for a different result, but never adjusting anything does not work. I have tried this approach and all it does is increase my frustration when the bottom line never changes.
As we enter the season of wishes, remember that nothing ever changes without effort. In my case, I have to check my ego and actually decide to make a change. This first step is more difficult than it sounds because no one really likes change.
It is time to transition from wishing to doing. If wishing made it so, I would be playing on the PGA Tour, but alas just wishing is not a plan to be a better golfer. I already made the decision to change, now I have to put my decision into action. I have started, now it is time to consistently put forth the effort I need to reach my goals.
How about you? Are your ready to stop wishing and start doing?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!