Wisdom Wednesday – There is No Failure, Only Feedback

I’ve been lucky enough to get to participate in a couple Zen Disc Golf podcasts. It’s been great and we’ve had some fun conversations. In this week’s episode, the subject came up of what does “doing it right” mean in the first place? Who is to say what is the right or wrong way to … Read more

Wisdom Wednesday – Leave it Alone

Despite what my parents thought when I was a kid, there is such a thing as good enough.  Sometimes things are just fine the way they are.  This might sound obvious, but I need to remind myself of that sometimes. I listen to a lot of podcasts.  Most of the subject matter is typically ways to … Read more

What is Disc Golf?

What is disc golf?  At first, that might sound like a dumb question.  It’s a sport like golf, but instead of using sticks and balls, we use discs and baskets.  Easy peasy, on to the next post, right?  Wrong.  What if I said that there are hundreds of thousands of people out on disc golf … Read more

Wisdom Wednesday – Make Your Enemies Your Friends

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Abraham Lincoln didn’t play disc golf.  I haven’t done any research or anything, but I’m going to make that call anyway.  Despite this fact, his advice here applies incredibly well to our sport. How many times do you step up to a shot and … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

The Confidence Circle

I’m guessing that the term “confidence circle” is something that most of you have heard of before.  If you keep up with this blog, you definitely have.  I use the term a lot because I thought I knew what it meant.  I recently discovered I was wrong. For those of you that haven’t heard the … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more