letting go

An Old Life Waves Back From the LPGA

June 10, 2012

The morning was misty, threatening rain, as I drove by a scene out of my former life. My route took me past Locust Hill Country Club and the traffic slowed to a semi-crawl along Jefferson Road. The tents were up, the tournament trailers and trucks parked; signs announced parking at makeshift lots on neighbors’ yards. [...]

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How Paring Down Is Like Archeology

May 31, 2012

There comes a time in many people’s lives when we ask ourselves — Why am I holding on to so much stuff? It’s a big question. Some of us hold on to things. Our attics and basements and garages and rooms are the repositories of keepsakes, I-still-might-use-this, this-is-still-good, I-don’t-dare-get-rid-of-this, I-don’t-know-what-else-to-do-with-this stuff. Clothes we haven’t worn [...]

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Talent & Passion: Do They Always Go Together?

April 15, 2012

For some of us, a passion starts at a very early age. And so does a talent. I wonder, though, how often the passion and the talent aren’t for the same thing? I’ve talked before about my son, Colin — it was his observation to me three years ago that led me to start this [...]

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Let It Happen

June 12, 2009

Sometimes, the hardest thing in golf — or life — is to Let It Happen. This is one of my main principles in Changing Your Grip. As a presentation, this nugget was one of my top five.  Of course, it’s also a gem from golf itself. Performance psychologists refer to top players, athletes, speakers, competitors, [...]

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