By Coach John Daly
Reposted from August 2009 - Another in a series of older articles and blog postings from a former website of mine.
Misty rain and around 60 something degrees, a perfect way to start an early morning of golf.
But it was perfect, even before I hit my first shot.
I got to play with my dad.
He taught me about the game and we always have a great time.
We don’t always play great, but there are always a few great shots here and there. Just enough to keep us coming back for more.
You got to remember, with a name like John Daly, I get it all the time about playing golf.
I live roughly an hour away from my parents and with an early morning tee time getting up around 5 a.m. was the order of the day. Not a problem as I’m really a morning person to begin with. Plus, like I told my dad, I had trouble sleeping.
Do you ever get excited for something coming up the next day that you have trouble sleeping? Funny, it’s still like that for me with Christmas.
I was excited and not just for the breakfast he was making for me when I got to his place at 6:30. I kept waking up since I was afraid that I was not going to hear my alarm and get a late start to see my dad. (Not hearing my alarm has come up a few times in the past.)
I’m sure it’s happened to you too.
You see, it’s easy to get excited over something that is in your heart. That is one of the lessons here that the sooner we learn that, the better our life can be.
I’m just getting into learning that fact. I truly wish I had that huge nugget sooner in life.
Wow! Ding, Ding, Ding – Read that one again.
This is an important part of finding a successful and meaningful life - Finding a passion in life to connect to. If you are able to find a passion and get paid for that passion – holy cow… that is rare company if you are there.
Look around you. How many people have that going for them in their lives??
Might not be too many?
The second point today is another wake up call for me.
First, I got to spend some great time with my dad on the golf course. Saw my mom too along with 2 of my nephews. My son was there too, spending a week with my sister’s family to babysit his two cousins.
I know I need to take more time to do things like this. Time is a funny thing.
We all have the same amount. But look how we spend it.
Those people that are successful spend it differently than those that are not so successful. That is a huge point towards success for anyone, in any area they want to achieve it.
You want to know something – you can be one of those same people!
How I spend my time has been a huge battle over the years. I’m getting tired of having the same results with spending my time as I have always done.
Hence, the reason I’m finally off of my lazy butt and doing something I’ve been talking about for the last few years.
Part of that for me, is to make sure I spend more time with the people that I love.
Who are those important people in your life? Do you know?
Have you told them that they are important to you and that you love them?
We don’t have as much time as we think do to the things that are truly important. We see examples of that all the time. It’s just that it hurts more when the examples happen to us and / or the people that we love.
Take a look at these two points in your life. Think about them, write down your thoughts if you need to.
Drop me a note if you have some thoughts. You can leave a comment here on my blog or go to my home page and at the bottom, there is a place to send me your comments, thoughts, ideas and questions.
Better yet, let me know if you’d like to be working towards finding passions in your life along with spending your time better too.Maybe I can help.
Remember this too. The more you invest in helping yourself become better, all those important people that you’re thinking about – they will be better for it too.
Look for part 2 of the story coming soon….
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