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Golf and Gossip (and anything else for that matter)

You are not good at golf the first time you ever take a swing.

The more you play, the better you get.

Sure, some have a natural swing, but for most, the more they tee it up, the better they get.

And this goes for everything.

The more we tee up a critique, the better we become at critiquing. The more we tee up empathy and compassion the more comfortable we become at leaving our shoes and entering another’s.

So here’s the work…

Can you be aware enough today (and tomorrow) to realize that your practices and disciplines may have you on a trajectory that is nowhere close to your true goals and desires?

Practice doesn’t make perfect.

It creates purpose.


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Augusta Thoughts…

Dabbling doesn’t lead to mastery.

Enjoy the course, focus on the pins.

The scorecard knows no difference between a putt and a drive.

And of course…“Yep… Inside each and every one of us is one true authentic swing… Somethin’ we was born with… Somethin’ that’s ours and ours alone… Somethin’ that can’t be taught to ya or learned… Somethin’ that got to be remembered… Over time the world can, rob us of that swing… It get buried inside us under all our wouldas and couldas and shouldas… Some folk even forget what their swing was like…” The Legend of Bagger Vance Steven Pressfield

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Chip and Putt

No matter your industry, passion, or art there’s probably something that gets most of the attention (the driver), but for those that see how things truly are they know it’s really about something else in the bag.

Every guy wearing a green jacket points the blame at his putter.

I’ve yet to experience a eulogy, acceptance speech, or award ceremony that mentioned Twitter.

Looks like this is becoming a tradition.



Keep calm. It’s Masters week.

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THE Green Jacket

A tradition unlike any other begins this week. The Masters. Golf’s quest for THE green jacket.
A few thoughts on THE green jackets we all should be in pursuit of and that some of us have won/earned.
  • Even though you’ve won the green jacket before it doesn’t guarantee another win in today’s competition.
  • Rarely does hole 72 determine who gets the green jacket. How was your sand play, iron play, and chipping holes 1-71?
  • This year’s competition field will be better, sharper, more focused, and younger than last years. Not to mention they probably want the green jacket more than they did last year too. This is no time for “been there done that.”
  • Every past green jacket winner, typically, has one bite of wisdom. “Putt well.” Romance in the small leads to success in the big picture.
  • If you don’t have a green jacket you’re in pursuit of – find one or dream one. Then master the route to it. Hint: The Muse already knows your seam measurements before your mastering quest begins.
When it comes to your trophies, you can show them off and you can dust them off, but their history and their shine doesn’t have much say when you tee off today.
Every year during this week I’m reminded of how the silent game of golf screams this is how life/business/etc. really is.
Godspeed in your green jacket voyage.
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