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Wisdom Wednesday – Suffer Now

How do I make practice fun?  How do I make training enjoyable?  Both questions have a hidden, underlying, unspoken meaning behind them, “If training/practice isn’t fun, I won’t do it.”.  In the end, if we want to be great at anything, there is a problem with this statement. If you want to be the best at anything, heck if you want …

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Wisdom Wednesday – Your Body is Listening

If you had told me that one day I’d be quoting Naomi Judd in a disc golf blog, I would have laughed at you.  Loudly.  Multiple times.  Then I would have slapped you and told you to come back later when you were talking sense.  But here we are, me quoting Naomi Judd. This one is interesting in that we …

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Wisdom Wednesday – Temper Temper

I’ve written about bag kickers before.  We’ve all played with our share of people that should be attending rageaholics anonymous meetings instead of playing disc golf.  We’ve all seen people completely melt down on the course over seemingly ridiculous things.  A few of these people need professional help.  Most of them, though, only need a little perspective. First, there is …

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The Quest

Alex was pretty sure he was going to lose a couple of toes after this.  The cold had crept through his clothing and into his bones days ago.  At first it was uncomfortable.  Then it was painful.  Now he was just numb.  He was glad the pain was gone, but he was coming to grips with the prospect that the …

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Wisdom Wednesday – Success is Never Owned

  Life doesn’t let up.  Ever.  I wish sometimes that it did, but it doesn’t.  Sure, there are times when you can carve out a few moments to step back and take a breath.  That’s necessary for progress and for sanity.  But on the whole, you’ll always have to be back at it sooner than later.  And you usually have …

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Wisdom Wednesday – Progress Not Perfection

Don’t compare your middle to someone else’s end.  That’s not the punchline to a dirty joke, those are words that all of us need to remind ourselves of every once in a while.  This isn’t just a piece of disc golf advice, this is invaluable life advice.  We have a terrible tendency to look at the best people doing anything …

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Just the Tip – Stop and Smell the Roses

Disc golf is not a race.  Slow down.  I play a lot of solo rounds and it always amuses me when I get passed by groups of 2, 3, and 4.  What’s their hurry?  Are they trying to be done?  I don’t know about you, but I’d like my rounds to last as long as possible while still keeping a …

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Just the Tip – Keeping Score

Ever been in a slump?  Just not getting any better?  Disappointed in your scores because they are stagnant or maybe even going the wrong direction?  Try this for a week. Stop keeping score.  Yep, stop keeping score.  Don’t pretend to do it but try to keep track in the background of your mind.  Just stop thinking about what your score …

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Wisdom Wednesday – Practice

  One of the reasons I talk so much about practice is that it’s one of the things I have the hardest time getting myself to do as much as I should.  I’m sure none of you can relate, right?  One thing that cuts my sessions short is when I start to get in a groove and doing well.  It’s …

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10 Pieces of Disc Golf Advice I Wish I Had Listened To

One of life’s cruel tricks is that the tools and perspective you need to make the most of life often don’t come to you until well after you need them. How many times have we said things like… “If I could go back to high school knowing what I know now.” or “If I could go back to college knowing what I know now.” or “I wish I could go back and date that person again knowing what I know now.” It seems like we are never fully equipped with the knowledge we need at the time we actually need it. This is especially true for me when it comes to disc golf advice.