I was down at the golf course a few weeks ago at the start of the day. The driving range had been set up and no one had showed up. There the balls sat, waiting for the first golfers of the day to show up. Untouched, perfectly lined up, ready for the warm up before the round.
As I stood there admiring the view; several thoughts entered my mind. Anticipation of what’s ahead, so much like the life that we lead – every hour/every day/every week is full of promise and hope – our first step, first day at school, first love, first job. And every milestone starts at “the driving range” necessary for that part of life.
The driving range takes on many forms – practicing those first few steps, figuring out how school works, building friendships, choosing a career path, finding a life partner.
So, how is your grip on life, your stance on education and work? Are you in the swing of things with your mate; finding yourself in the rough a little too often? Are you able to read the breaks when they come your way?
Most good golfers have a coach that helps them finesse their game to their particular talents. Great teachers don’t make big changes to their client’s game. Great teachers help to unlock the potential from within, the magic that each player possesses – as unique as a fingerprint. Think of the swings out there on tour – Tiger/The Big Easy/Couples/Furyk/Phil/Bubba/Daly. No two swings the same, but each one with their own measure of greatness.
Great Life Coaches also recognize your unique fingerprint. They see your greatness within. They help you find your own magic, discover your own balance, create a practice schedule to achieve your best life game. When you want to move ahead and play your biggest possible game, it’s time to start thinking about a coach.
When you want to not only dream big but also achieve those dreams for your best possible life, it’s time to find that coach to help you line up those dreams in to an achievable plan.
When you want to put your plans into action and be held and hold yourself accountable to the plan, it’s time to find your coach
The same day that I took a picture of the practice facility I turned around and was struck by the image of the club’s flag at half-mast. This tradition, as old as time, honors each member as they end their life.
I couldn’t help but pause and think about how each of us spend and end our time here on this planet.
I was also reminded of the quote
“Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.” (Grace Hansen)
I lost a friend last week. He was a good man. Loved his family fiercely, appreciated those around him deeply, cared about people way more than things. Reminds me of a William Wallace quote: “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
We are all in the middle of our lives right now. We are all moving forward in time. We know that change is happening every second, minute, hour in us and around us. But are we living our best possible life? Are we showing up everywhere we are? Are we really listening to those around us? Do we know what our strengths and skills are and are we being used to our maximum? Is every day a blessing and do we feel fulfilled as we climb into bed each night?
Why not find the best grip on our lives, why not adopt the stance that allows us to enjoy all that comes our way, and why not swing right into the middle of the best imaginable course for our lives as soon as possible. Today, this moment, take a deep breath. Don’t wait for the world to change – You can change yourself and that changes everything!
If you need some help getting that clarity and planning to move forward, FIND A COACH and get started.