Recreational Golfer’s Story

I’ve been coaching my client, whom I will call Steve, for about a year and a half now. We work together 3 times a week. On Mondays we do a coaching call over the phone, and on Wednesdays and Fridays, we meet for meditation. One of Steve’s priorities in his life is his friendships. He spends one day a week committed to playing golf with his golf buddies. This is always a friendly game and usually ends with lunch or some type of social gathering after play.

I’ve been coaching my client, whom I will call Steve, for about a year and a half now. We work together 3 times a week. On Mondays we do a coaching call over the phone, and on Wednesdays and Fridays, we meet for meditation. One of Steve’s priorities in his life is his friendships. He spends one day a week committed to playing golf with his golf buddies. This is always a friendly game and usually ends with lunch or some type of social gathering after play.

Last year, after working with me for a while, Steve told me that he was having the best time playing golf. He was noticing that he felt a much better energy on the course and during play. His buddies were also noticing how well he was hitting the ball consistently. He told me at one point, “I’m playing the best golf of my life!” When we discussed this further, he explained that he felt more freedom and joy while playing. One of the aspects of life he had been working on was gratitude, and I believe that his gratitude for the time he was spending with his friends was filtering into and affecting his golf game in a very positive way.

I was inspired by Steve’s improved golf game and so began consciously approaching my tennis matches with this attitude of gratitude. I can’t say that I’m winning all of my matches, but I honestly feel lighter at times on the court.  When I’m able to put my thankfulness to even be able to play tennis first and foremost in my mind, everything gets easier.

I’m always amazed at how the mind can affect so many aspects of our lives. It’s such a powerful part of us! We can actually teach it new ways of thinking and responding to life’s situations. How powerful is that?!

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