• Nigel

Life Lessons From the Game of Golf #2 Process vs Goal

Updated: Apr 19, 2018

In golf – and in life - unless everything is working in harmony, you’re not going to get very far. It’s important to get the balance right between process and goals.

The goal in golf is to get the ball from the tee box to the hole in as few shots as possible. Therefore it’s important to know where the hole is and to have a plan to get there. However, the key is not just to focus on the hole, but more importantly on the process.

In other words, the most important shot is your next shot, and the only way that you are going to execute it right is if you give it the attention it deserves, hence the priority of process. If you focus and hit that shot right, it will make your next shot easier and if you focus and hit that shot right, not only will your next shot be easier, but you will be closer to achieving your goal as planned.

A common mistake that many people make is to focus so much on their goals that they fail to give the process of achieving those goals the attention it deserves.

The key is to remember is that if you get the process right, you will achieve your goal. If you pay attention to the route, and keep to it, it’s just a matter of time before you reach your destination.

Could it be that maybe the reason why you have failed to achieve your goals or accomplish the things that you have set out to do is not because of a lack of ability, gifting or desire, but may be due to the lack of attention to process.

Remember, if you get the process right, success is inevitable!

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