Probably the most famous challenge with a deadline ever made. Clearly defined by the goal and time… not to mention ambitious… maybe even beyond ambitious?
The truth is, you too can have your own “moon landing” breakthrough with your golf game.
The human body is a perfect metaphor for understanding the importance of a challenge.
Your brain and body are designed to adapt and respond to the demands you place upon it. The stronger the demand, the bigger the response.
Muscles keep growing and get stronger through the Principle of Progressive Resistance.
The more you challenge your mind, the sharper you become… there are even ‘brain gyms’ online you can join to keep your mind sharp.
If you want to lower your score, as I know you do, you need to challenge yourself and set a lofty goal. Dream big.
As an example, if you lift the same amount of weight each time you workout, you keep your muscles in a comfort zone and don’t provide the stimulus required to adapt and grow.
Another example is going to the range every day and just hitting balls with no clear goal… or working on a deadline to reach that goal.
And like the moon mission, you won’t just go from blast off to stepping on the moon in one day or even one month.
Give yourself time. Choose an ambitious goal and then set a timeline to achieve it.
Even worse than mindless practice or using the same weights every workout is… quitting.
When you quite, all gains become losses over time, as I learned the hard way when I quit golf for roughly 10 years.
WE ALL NEED intellectual, spiritual, relational, sales, physical, and any type of performance challenge that stretches us, forces us to overcome adversity, tests our character and commitment, and inspires us to move forward and say goodbye to our comfort zone.
Will your finest hour come from challenging yourself or from sitting on your couch?
Do you really think change will materialize without challenging yourself?
Push yourself to your limits, test your perseverance, experience the success and failures and rise to the occasion.
AS HUMANS, WE NEED TO BE CHALLENGED. WE NEED BIG CHALLENGES. WE NEED BIG DREAMS.
In short, for a person, company, or a country to become great, they must seek out and rise to the greatest challenges they set for themselves or those that are thrust upon them.
A brand new week is here… set ambitious goals… challenge yourself in a BIG WAY… raise the stakes higher and UNLEASH YOUR GREATNESS here:
Fairways and Greens,
Christian “Motivational Tuesday” Henning, NASM-CPT
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