Stop Pressing

I am a golfer. That is to say, I enjoy playing golf. One of the first lessons I had to learn on the golf course is that golf is a game of opposites in many ways. For instance, if you want to hit a lengthy drive, you don't swing harder because swinging harder will most likely result in topping the ball and having it dribble only a few yards down the fairway. Similarly, if you want to hit the ball high into the air, you don't try to get under it because that, also, will likely result in topping the ball and having it dribble a little further down the fairway than you hit your drive. I play my best golf when I stop pressing myself to do the things I see on PGA Tour coverage, and I just hit the ball. I don't know in what areas of your life and leadership you are pressing, but I bet there are a few. And I'm guessing that pressing hasn't done you much good. In fact, it may have created more tension, frustration and grief than you ever expected. I encourage you to stop pressing. Just let things be for a while, and see what happens. You may be pleasantly surprised by the results.

For the art of doing nothing every once in a while, Becky