I just read an article that said if you think like a golfer, you would have a greater enjoyment for life, and you would be more productive at work. The essence of the story is that most golfers are nothing more than hacks. The average golfer is not that good and hits plenty of terrible shots in the course of 18 holes.
However, when a golfer walks off the course he/she usually remembers the amazing moments in the round. Instead of focusing on the moments in the sand, the time in the water or the times he/she had to shout, “Fore,” a golfer remembers the few great shots that took place. When the golfer focuses on the few good shots instead of the bad ones, the drive is there to play another round on another day.
In our daily lives we do not tend to think like a golfer. Instead we think about all the things that went wrong and ignore the things that went right. Long before golf was ever invented, the Apostle Paul gave us this sound advice, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” (Philippians 4:8)
Did you get that? The Apostle Paul is saying that every day is filled with good shots and bad shots; you get to choose the shots on which you focus. Learn from your mistakes, but focus on the positives in your life.
John Mark Caton, Ph.d

Cottonwood Creek

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