Embracing Imperfection: Lessons from Golf for a Fulfilling Life

Golf is the closest game to the game we call Life. 

You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots — but you have to play the ball where it lies.” — Bobby Jones

What Bobby Jones is referring too, of course , is that the game of Golf is not about perfection. 

It’s very much about recovery, and this has been spoken about many times by golf professionals.

If we think about it as a game of perfection, we will continually be faced with disappointment.

If we think about it as a game of recovery, we will accept the bad breaks and the bad shots, and not beat ourselves up.

If we think about Life as a ‘game’ of perfection, we will also open ourselves up to criticism and disappointments.

If we consider it more a ‘game’ of recovery, we will be able to face life’s ups and downs with less worry and anxiety.

After all, we have had no practice round at this game called Life.

The mindset is so important.

For golf, and, more importantly, for life.