Thank you again for reading my book and visiting my website. If you're here, I'm guessing that you've already read the book. If so, I thank you for your interest. If not, then I hope that this site will stimulate your curiosity to pick up your own copy.
As the title implies, this page is mainly meant to serve as a forum where my readers can add to the number of life lessons that I shared in my book. To facilitate the discussion, I’ve recapped some of the main lessons that I have learned below. I have also added a few more that was not in the book, but the reader is urged to refer to the book for a more detailed explanation of each. I would love to hear from my readers as well. Please feel free to share yours in the comments section below.
LESSONS IN GOLF AND IN LIFE:
Stop acting as if life is a practice round. One round is all you get; the previous hole is done; the next hole is not guaranteed in life.
The course of your round can change with one shot. The course of your life can change in one instant, good or bad.
You can choose the course that you play on in life, but you certainly can’t control the playing conditions. Just play it anyway.
For those out there who may be picking up the game for the first time…you’re never going to feel ready to move on from the practice range to the real course, but as Steve Harvey says, just make that JUMP! anyway and believe in yourself! You’ll be glad you did.
For the more advanced players, a reminder that being fully committed to your shot is the key! In real life, you’ve got to commit in the same way.
Once you commit to a decision, then just be at peace with the outcome.
Seek a coaching professional that knows what they’re doing. You can’t do it alone if you want to go far. In the game of life, seek a mentor that you can look up to, learn from their mistakes, and model in their footsteps.
The key in golf and in life is the follow-through.
Your attention and focus is the most valuable resource you have to give, so don’t waste it.
The effort you put in is the result you’ll get out.
Don’t let one single bad hole get in the way of a potentially good round. Applying this concept to life, don’t let one bad moment ruin your entire day or one bad day ruin your entire week.
A mulligan is a way to forgive yourself and forgive others. Be generous with it. Be willing to forgive.
Don’t take yourself too seriously. Keeping a sense of humor is the best way to enjoy the round of your life.