The next time you are out on the course, try to keep track of how many times you say to yourself, “I wish I could…”. I bet it’s a lot more than you think.
I wish I could drive further.
I wish I could putt better.
I wish I could throw more accurately.
I wish I had this or that disc.
I wish I had a different bag.
I wish our course was better.
The list literally could go on forever.
Instead of enjoying our rounds, we spend the entire time being dissatisfied with every aspect of our game. Instead of enjoying our lives we spend the entire time wishing they were better.
Remember when we were kids and our parents used to tell us about walking ten miles each way to school. Uphill both ways. And it snowed every day? Remember we used to roll our eyes at them at how ridiculous their examples sounded? Now is the time to realize that they were simply trying to get us to be grateful for what we have.
Do you have that guy in your club that does the same thing? “I remember when we had to make our own discs out of soap. The closest course was 400 miles away. The furthest anyone could throw was 6 feet. You kids have it so good these days!”
Again, all he’s trying to do is show you the value of being grateful. And why does he do that? Buddha has the answer…
So get out on the course and enjoy the skill set you already have. Enjoy the discs and bag you already own. Enjoy the course you are lucky enough to have. Appreciate the life you are blessed with. Do those things and I guarantee that happiness will be yours.
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