I’ll keep this brief. I was watching the Masters with my man today. He is a huge fan of Rickie Fowler, so starting Thursday we were rooting for him. But as we watched today, my heart was quickly pulled toward Sergio Garcia. I saw that he had played in 73 majors and never won, and they kept talking about how he had changed his mindset from the past; he was trying to not let hiccups along the way ruin his entire game.
After the back and forth between Rose and Garcia, Garcia finally won a much deserved green jacket. My husband and I were thrilled.
For those of you who don’t know, my husband is an avid golfer and ever since we’ve gotten married he’s talked to me about the benefits of golf and the life lessons you can learn from it. His dream is for us both to be golfers, so he’s definitely talked the game up! But failure scares the heck out of me. So I’ll watch a game of golf and see a ball shot into the woods and say, “Has anyone just walked off? Left a game? If I hit that, I’d just leave.”
But here was Garcia, 73 losses in, giving it his all. In 1999, he shot the lowest amateur score at the Masters and he was expected to do great things. For 18 years he fought for this dream and today he finally achieved it.
Now I have to ask myself, how did he get here? Did he sulk and give up? No. He kept practicing and competing and learning.
I think I just learned my first golf lesson. You need a game plan. Success will not come just by dreaming.
So on that note, I’d like to start working on a book and I’d love to have some test readers. I may not be able to start until the summer, but I’m wondering if anyone would be willing to join me on this journey and provide some feedback. If you think you might be willing, just leave a comment here and I’ll get back to you with details.
I’m taking another step. It’s time to go after my dream.