The hardest lessons to learn are when the outcome is less than desirable. How do we learn from these situations? Life is about doing, then learning from what we do. We take the good with the bad and move forward. In golf we must be resilient. Phil Mickelson had the best quote after he won the British Open. Reporters asked him how he bounced back from the US Open. He said "we fail so much in golf, you have to be resilient." Think about that for a moment. Think about all of the golf shots that don't turn out like we want. Think about all the rounds of golf that could have been better. Think about the near misses in tournaments we wish we could have back. It's part of the game, it's part of the process. After a disappointment it's important to look at all the good things we did that day. Then carefully analyze where we can be better. What can we do differently in that situation next time. The best golfers and people that are the most successful in life approach each round and each situation that way.
I've read before that failure is a great teacher. I believe it is, if we ask ourselves the right questions after we have failed and look ourselves in the mirror to see what we have learned. Be committed to not making the same mistakes again in the future. Make better decisions and think more clearly the next time we are in that same position.
Life is an excellent opportunity to learn about ourselves and when we fail it will reveal the most and best time for growth.
Until next time, play the game....enjoy the walk!