As I sit looking out my front window watching the snow gently fall to the ground, I cannot not help wonder about the future of my golf game. I muse about the time I have to improve my physical health and wonder if I will ever reach my goal as a scratch golfer. It really is a restive time and I enjoy being reflective. However, 6 months is a long time to wait before the golf courses in the area open!
When I think about being a scratch golfer, I often remind myself of the following: “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee. To achieve this lofty target, I need to remain focused. This year will be no different.
Interestingly, I have decided on one goal that will be at the top of my list for improvement: flexibility. Yes, I have talked about this before, however it is time to walk the walk if I am going to talk the talk. Why flexibility you ask, well it is quite simple. After all my health challenges in 2018, I am just not starting to feel like my old self except in one area: flexibility. In the past, I found that when I dedicated time and effort to improving my range of motion, I had many health benefits. So, it is time to make being flexible a priority.
“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein. As well, it is important to have a plan to achieve that goal because:
I have a goal at this time, now I need to put in some effort to make a plan to achieve that goal. To start, it will be as simple as getting my butt off the couch and stretch. However, as I incorporate other aspects of my training, I will carve out time to ensure improving my flexibility remains at the top of my list.
Do you work on your flexibility? If so, how?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!