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Take a look at this swing. It’s different than most, but yet the key swing principles are the same. What do you see?
There was a worldwide reverberation in the world of golf and even outside of golf yesterday. Tiger Woods won a PGA Tour event for the first time since September 13, 2009. . He did have a win in 2011 when he won his own tournament at Sherwood Country Club. The Media tries to discount that win, but Tiger and I don’t. In that tournament there were 18 professional golfers, several in the top 30 in the world, and he beat them.
I watched the tournament live on T.V from beginning to end, which is something I rarely, with the DVR age, do anymore. I couldn’t miss this event. It even trumped March Madness for me.
A companion of mine asked me what my thoughts were on Tiger’s win. I hadn’t really thought about it beyond being elated that he won and how much of the victory I could also feel. After a few minutes of thought, this was my response.
Tiger’s demonstration is what I Can Win Now looks like. Learning how to deal with critics, manage your body when it’s not cooperating and re-learning how to listen to the small voice (conscience). It was also a great demonstration that you can look awkward, ugly and not too together when you are reaching for something beyond creations image of what you should look like. Tiger embodies the fullness of I Can Win Now. The illusion says to be a winner you never look lost, awkward or challenged.
The principles of-I Can Win Now-include discipline, desire, dedication and devotion. Before one can truly win they have to be willing to stand in their own shoes, face your own dissertations and learn how to be present. It may be ugly and not look to pretty to the public, but it’s a process that can’t be avoided if you truly desire to win.
Tiger’s response when asked if he felt he needed to win was priceless.
“No, I wanted to win. I had a desire to win!!!”
I was so happy to hear him say that. The desire is what drives us, without desire we become puppets to planned and scripted efforts.
I am in the ugly phase in my own life-swing change. Seeing Tiger win today, encouraged me to acknowledge that I too Can Win Now
Wow, I am silly. I’ve been stuck for a few weeks, couldn’t write or really feel direction and purpose. My motor was running a few spark plugs short and while the body was moving, it was moving on 4 cylinders instead of 8 cylinders and beyond. I personally have a hard time functioning on 4 Cylinders. It’s similar to watching a misfiring car chug down the road or constantly hooking the golf ball into the woods. As I tuned into the direction for my day I was thinking about the workshop/event-“Everyday is Christmas When You Are In Luvv”- that I am doing this Sunday.
After working out and doing some errands I decided to go to the putting green and putt for thirty minutes or so. My putting could use some brushing up and I would be outdoors. After putting for around 10 minutes, it dawned on me that I had been avoiding my office. I’ve been a golfer for twenty years and early on I discovered that the golf course was my office. It is the place that I go to learn, be inspired, and just relax and breath. I hadn’t been to the office for some time. I had been of the golf course last week, but not sure I was in office mode.
When I enter the office, I enter into a fantasy place. The office is a place where ideas come to me and I get clearer direction on how to construct them. There is a greater connection to the All and my listening increases. There is an ease and trust that gets generated at a higher level. My office makes my life more fun and takes me beyond my mind.
I am sure many people have an office similar to mine. For some it’s hiking in the mountains, for others it could be tennis, running, or some other adventure. The key is to find your own office and make sure you visit it as much as possible.