I made it back to the course after a period of internal struggle that even surprised me but brought to mind the struggle that we often undergo when we are considering going back to something that we have been away from for a while. It could be taking a career break to take care of your baby or to accompany a spouse on expatriate work or, like in my case, taking time off a sport on doctor’s orders.
I had been away for three months. My mind conjured up all kinds of very good reasons why I didn’t need to get back to golf. ‘You would embarrass yourself; it would be like starting from the beginning; you don’t have time; your golf clothes would be snug; life is still good without golf; it’s expensive and you may never be good at it.” All sorts of ridiculous thoughts went through my mind but I finally thought of my core values that drove my decision to take on golf. I prayed too. Even at that, I still spoke to my Pro, changed the date and time, all in a bid to delay my return. I used the word rusty multiple times. It was deep.
I thought we would start at the range but my Pro pointed to the course. Ọmọ! My drive was on fire. I was totally blown away. Seasoned golfers were clapping and saying ‘good shot!’ I am still in shock actually. For the first time since the baby golfer started playing, she felt like a real golfer. I am back for real. My team members have been applauding my going back too. All in all, it feels awesomely exhilarating. I honestly can’t overemphasize the importance of a supportive Pro. Thanks M.
If any of this resonated with you, please dust off the scary thought cobwebs and step up. It all starts and plays out in your mind. Tell your mind that you have got to do this. Get in touch with those core values that drive your life and take that first baby step. Pray too and take some action that would get you closer to the outcome. Get new tools of trade to butter yourself up – I got some new golf clothes. Just take that first step and you would be shocked at the outcome.
© Dr. Mirian Kene, 2022
MD, UNLEASH ACADEMY
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