“I found the simple life ain’t so simple
When I jumped out, on that road…”
Life is never simple. Let’s be honest, nothing worth having ever is. But that’s why golf exists.
Golf allows you to drop the drama at the door. For 3-4 hours a round, (2, if you’re one of those freaks that plays at the speed of light) golf gives you the opportunity to let go of all that troubles you. Matter of fact, it forces you to.
If you don’t clear your mind, if your mind is cluttered, I can guarantee you that you won’t be able to move the ball. Golf has one simple ask. It asks that you give it your all.
There has to be one singular purpose. To move the ball closer to the hole, and you can’t do that if you’re worried about some other happening in your life.
But if you’re willing to leave you’re problems at the door, golf offers a great reward. It’s the chance to free yourself, to open yourself to the nature around you, to center yourself in the bigger picture of the world.
It’s the opportunity to lose yourself in the pursuit, to go all in and push yourself to succeed. It offers the time to clear your mind, and step back from the difficulties of life and see things from a new perspective.
If you aren’t willing to let go, well, I can tell you that your perspective only becomes more dark. It’s a great lesson that the harder you cling to the outcome of things, the more poisonous they become.
But, if you’re willing, if you’re willing to let go of your grasp, then life can only get better. When the only thing you can see is a little dimpled ball, then it becomes much easier to crush into oblivion, just like that goal you set for yourself.
When you put the blinders on, and put your nose to the grindstone, the road to your goals becomes much easier to traverse.