We all get excited and pumped up like we can accomplish anything that's put in front of us. All of a sudden, our momentum dies down. We get overwhelmed with the unimaginable possibilities of how to do things and don't even take the first step. How many of you can recall situations like this? I know we can, and I have done so numerous times in my life. It's human nature to want to be independent and do things ourselves, but it's also our nature to not like to struggle, so when he hit a point where we don't see growth, we change direction to give ourselves a sense of immediate fulfillment.
This creates a dabbling mentality that never gives ourselves a chance to fully succeed.
We hear stories about how juniors should play multiple sports or participate in numerous activities to create well-roundedness. We need to ask the question, is this on purpose and your intentional design, or is it by accidental design, and we are jumping from one thing to another? When it's intentional, then we can discover "Who" will get you to your goals faster. It is from the "Who" where you will find the most effective "How."
We could all do trial and error to figure how to achieve our goals, but if you have ever tried this on your own, you know it takes forever, and there are many ups and downs. Many times we don't even know if it's getting us any closer to our goals. Time is the most valuable thing, and if we can shorten the time it takes to hit our goals, then we can achieve more in a shorter time. Have you ever wanted to learn how to fix your slice in golf or that topped shot, then went on Google to search for "how to fix a slice" and "top shot fixes" and found hundreds of results? You have found the "How," but now it's about trial and error to figure out the best "how" for you. Would it be easier to find the "who" or the person (coach/mentor/instructor) to ask, "how do I fix my slice or topped shot"? And this is what I am doing, here is what it looks like, this is how often I can practice, etc.
Now that person (coach/mentor/instructor) will say, do these one or two things.
You just fast-tracked your way to get to your goal!
The "who" will always get you there faster. Who can you start practicing and playing with to keep yourself accountable and control the amount of your practice? Who can you ask to get the correct advice for playing golf tournaments? Who can you ask to get the best strategy to lower my scores? Who can you teach to gain a deeper understanding of what was just learned?
As you can see, it's all about the WHO...Get super clear on what you want to achieve for 2020 and then find the WHO.