Putt the line, not the cup.

Thursday, October 22, 2009
I've learned a lot about life from golf and also a lot about golf from life. Here's an example:

When you putt the line instead of the cup, your chances of hitting the mark are increased. When you putt for the cup, you lose sight of the line and increase your chances of missing the break of the green all together.
If you're putting for the cup in life and leadership, you miss the path and the lessons that can be learned on the path. You may even forget the line, push people out of the way, and putt through the break in order to reach the goal. When I look back at my life, I realize that most of the time the process has had much greater value than the goals.

btw...If you want to buy me a putter, I'll take a Right-Handed Nike Unitized Retro Blade. They're discontinued and hard to find.