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Just the Tip – Learn to Laugh

It seems like every time I play in a tournament, I do something that is totally out of character. Something so dumb that I look back and can’t believe I actually did what I just did. I’m not sure why this happens, but it does. Here’s a short list: Telling my group we were playing the wrong hole so confidently …

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Wisdom Wednesday – What Do You See?

Play with one new person a week this summer.  That’s my goal.  The initial reasoning was just to meet as many new people as I could this year.  The side benefit has been that I’ve seen a crazy assortment of approaches to the game of disc golf.  Today was no different. This morning, I paired up with a guy at my …

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Confidence is a Result

I’ve written a lot about the importance of having confidence.  I wrote a post about the “confidence circle” last week.  I’ve talked about it on my “Mind Over Plastic” segments on the Disc Golf Answer Man podcast.  I’ve made motivational memes on Intagram, Facebook, and Twitter directly referencing confidence.  What I’ve never done, though, is talk about how to get …

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Wisdom Wednesday – Direction

  I like to people watch.  More specifically, I like to watch people play disc golf.  There are as many approaches to the game as there are people playing it.  Head out to your home course and look around, you will see some crazy ways to throw a disc.  Go out and take a video camera, you may find that you have …

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Wisdom Wednesday – Pain & Suffering

I’ve been reading a lot of stoic philosophy lately (Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, and Seneca).  In particular, Ryan Holliday’s book The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph, has been outstanding.  If you have ever wanted to read philosophy, this is a great place to start.  Usually philosophy is written by some snooty person trying to show how smart …

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Wisdom Wednesday – Without Adversity

  As far as I know, there is no world championship of taking a nice hot shower.  There isn’t a new Olympic event that involves sleeping in on a Sunday.  No one ever challenged anyone else to see who could be more relaxed after a massage. While I definitely have a sense of accomplishment after I eat a whole Giordano’s …

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Wisdom Wednesday – Keep Going

I’m pretty sure that Winston Churchill wasn’t talking about disc golf.  He was most definitely talking about more serious business than throwing plastic in the woods.  But as we’ve talked about again and again, what is true in life is true in disc golf. When I was in Emporia, Kansas a couple of weeks ago, I went to a clinic …

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Wisdom Wednesday – Be Powerful

When I was a kid, I used to watch GI Joe on TV when I got home from school.  At the end of every episode, they had a little lesson designed to keep us kids out of trouble and on the straight and narrow path.  They always closed each of those shorts with the phrase, “…and knowing is half the battle.” …

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Wisdom Wednesday – Trading Your Days

Stop and think about that for a very long minute. We were given a finite number of days to live.  Regardless of how you view life, you cannot deny that you are only here for a limited amount of time.  We are all worm food at some point. Time is actually our only true wealth in this world.  We are forced …

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Wisdom Wednesday – Take Things As They Are

I still think Bruce Lee would have been one hell of a disc golfer.  It’s amazing how knowing how to be a master of one thing translates directly to knowing how to become a master at many things.  So many of the tenets and principles are the same in all things and carry over from one to the next. While …