05 Jan Do You Think Golf or Play Golf?
“All the world’s a stage.” That’s a quote we have heard quite often. But, have you ever stopped to consider how it applies to the game of golf?
Just before your performance, you are standing backstage behind the curtain. You are not thinking about how to perform your music from the technical aspect because the countless hours of preparation will take care of that. You are enjoying being in the moment and staying focused on the one thing you are about to do. No other distractions are allowed.
The amount of preparation you have before getting out on the course and the ability to stay focused on the performance of the task at hand will determine your success. You must be realistic with your expectations. Allow yourself to learn to “play” golf on the course and practice the technical aspects of it elsewhere. Just like the musician who practices elsewhere and performs on stage.
The golf course is your stage.
You may also be a teacher or a trial lawyer or an account executive. It makes no difference. When it comes time to execute your skill, you are on stage. All the years of preparation allow you to perform your tasks. You may be better at it some days than others or some days you may win and some days you won’t. That’s life. That’s golf.