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you 'playing golf' at work? Richard Behrens, Golf Grand Master, says,
"Good golf is all in the mind....the golfer's own lower mind, and how
the person perceives the situations s/he finds...on the course are the major
reasons s/he suffers from unsatisfactory play." It's all in the mental
discipline of the game. This mental aspect of 'the game' often eludes
is impossible to do something for pleasure and have a need to win. That
'need' will eradicate the pleasure of simply doing the activity. How is this
applied in the workplace? Hopefully, you enjoy your work. (If not, you've
already placed yourself in a difficult situation that requires careful
reflection.) You want to be there. The tasks interest
if you went to work each day with the attitude, "I just have to find
ways show everyone that I am better than my peers."? Oops, trouble
ahead. This is the 'need' to win.
desire to do your best shows that you are truly on your own team. That's
where you want to be--on task and on target with your desire to demonstrate
what you value and who you are. You do that by living in integrity with what
is important, significant and valuable to you. Your attention is not on
showing others up, but, rather, on bringing your best to the workplace.
golfers play to improve on yesterday's performance. Even when they are
playing tournaments, their focus is on doing their best, not on beating
others. They keep the fun in their game, too. The best keep their
competition to themselves. There's much to be learned from the game of golf.
How are you playing?
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Shaler is a Keynote Speaker and Corporate TeamBuilder who works with
organizations to improve communication & cooperation, build &
strengthen teams, and manage conflict, anger & difficult
her at 1.877.728.6464 or [email protected]. Visit: www.SpeakingAboutWork.com