It doesn't matter what you do in life or what comes your way. To be successful or have a chance at being successful you need to have that big word, commitment!
As you can see in the photo of my two awesome boys, they are both holding ribbons from their school cross country yesterday. Even at primary school they both needed to display commitment to achieve those results. On a hilly course their commitment and plan which we had talked about was to really run the hills hard know the ground they would pick up on the rest of the runners if they committed to working really hard up those hills. The plan and execution worked.
In your golf it is exactly the same. You must have commitment to the shot and choice of shot every time. Anything short of 100% commitment will usually result in a poorer result. In my constant search to be better and improve as a professional player I have established that over the years I have definitely hit many shots without that 100% stat. No more. My mantra now is to make a decision on the shot type, the club and then rip at it!! If there is human error after that, so be it. I won't however cop it if I half heartedly make an attempt and steer it down there.
I think the important lesson here is that we need to adopt that approach to life. The more we commit to tasks, jobs, relationships, and life in general I believe the more success we will have. Life is tough and full of difficult challenges with sickness, accidents, financial difficulties coming your way. For me the biggest thing I believe I need to commit to in order to help me out is my faith. That is an individual decision for everyone and I always respect everyone's decision on that front. For me my faith in God requires that full commitment and it's a part of life I absolutely love and enjoy. This weekend my church is looking at raising some money to build a new church building on the site of land we purchased 10 years ago. Without the full commitment of our church the land purchase wouldn't have been possible and this building project certainly won't be either.
So no matter what you are dealing with in life, what job you have or social activities you embark on, be committed and then enjoy the fruits of that commitment! I am a slow learner that's for sure but maybe it's just signs I am finally growing up and am not a teenager anymore!
As another season in Japan looms large on the horizon for me, starting in 2 weeks, I am heading into it full on and importantly with the 100% commitment from my wife as well. This year is going to be my breakthrough year in Japan and I can't wait to attack the season up there!
Be committed and enjoy the fruits people!!