Trust the Process.

It’s a popular phrase, sometimes over used, and often times harder to follow through on.

You want instant.  You want it now.  You even want it yesterday sometimes.  You just can’t wait, so you miss out on the growth that can happen in you by giving up too soon.

The process of becoming better requires you to trust that things, all things, are working to help you become better and become more.

When you don’t trust the process and let it play out you settle for better when best is still out there.

When the time is right for you to step into what is for the best you will be ready. 

Don’t settle for better.  Trust the process at work in your life and get ready for the best, and you being at your best.

I’m cheering for you.

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Be Like A Golfer

At the start of the week I wrote about being like a caddy.  Let’s end the week with a few thoughts from the other side of the bag.  What can we learn from the golfer?  (Yes, I was watching golf again yesterday.) 

Here are a few observations:

1) Put the work in and trust the work you do.  Make it focused and the right kind of work.

There are a lot of golfers out there.  Most are recreational and very average.  Those that play professionally, and at a high level, have put in countless hours of physical and mental training. 

If you want to be good at anything you have to put the time in.  You won’t get the results you want without the work that many others won’t do. 

2) Be Confident

If you put in the work then have confidence in your talent and skills.  Not arrogant, but confident. 

You must believe in yourself to be at your best.  Others can help by believing in you, but if you do #1 above there is no reason to not believe in yourself.

3) Collaborate and Listen.

To experience success the golfer will need to talk, listen, and work with their caddy.  The best success that you can experience is when it is shared with others. 

Trusted relationships are built through communication.  Communication involves listening, which is maybe more important than talking.  Winners, and leaders, listen.

4) You will have to grind at times, but that’s where you grow.

Some golf shots, some days, are better than others.  There is a saying by those of us (me) who do not play professionally that says “if you hit that one good golf shot it will bring you back.”

Golf, like life, is sometimes more mental than physical.  There are days, on and off the course, that you have to grind it out, be creative.  Sometimes those days turn out to be better than you could even predict.  That’s because you have kept your cool and have been able to adjust, adapt, and overcome.

Growth, and being better, happen during tough times and because you embrace the daily grind, on and off of the golf course.

Be like a golfer.

Put in the work.
Be confident.
Work well with others.
Grind and grow.

Oh, and one last thing.  I believe there are no bad days spent on the golf course.  It’s always worth it, just like life.  Keep your perspective and there is always something to be grateful for.

I’m cheering for you.

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Five Moments Newsletter #70

Five Moments Newsletter #70

Purposely Generous
What You CAN Do
Costs Nothing To Be Kind
Impact Far and Wide
“Do You Believe In Miracles?”

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Become More

Do you spend time worrying about things that may not even happen?

Research indicates that 90% of what we worry about never happen, yet if you’re like me focusing on only the 10% is difficult to do.

Don’t let what you can’t control interfere with what you can. 

Focusing on that person that gets under your skin takes your focus off of giving your best to the person that needs your full attention. 

Worrying about what may not even happen can keep you from focusing on the moment right in front of you.

Worrying about 90% of what may never happen also keeps you from becoming.  Becoming more and becoming better. 

The 90% is just a distraction.  The 10% will be enough.  It will help you become better, wiser, and stronger.  It will help you become more.

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching #BeBetter #beblessed

Embrace The Uncomfortable

Change is hard.  Some days it starts first thing in the morning as you try to get out of bed on a cold winter morning. 

It is so comfortable under the warmth of the blankets.  You know that the moment you get out from under them it is going to be a shock to the system and it is going to be uncomfortable for awhile.

But what eventually happens?  You get used to being up, your body forgets about being tucked under the comfort of the blankets (hopefully), and you move on with your day.

The moment you accept the fact that change needs to happen, is going to happen, and that being uncomfortable for awhile is part of the process, the sooner you can move on with whatever changes may need to happen.

To grow, to be better today than you were yesterday, you need to accept the comfort in being uncomfortable.  If you are uncomfortable you have an opportunity to be better. 

Embrace being uncomfortable.  It’s the only way to truly experience the changes that you need and desire.

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching #bebetter #beblessed

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