Focus is the Purpose!

The Grand Canyon is one of the wonders of the world. It is a giant valley that goes for hundreds of miles that makes up some of the most beautiful land in the United States. If you have ever stood at the edge of the Grand Canyon and looked at the vast area that it covers, it leaves an impression. To each that impression varies but it was all created with 2 things, time and water. It is one of the most stunning and vivid examples of erosion this world has ever seen. The “Webster’s” definition of Erosion is the process of eroding or being eroded by wind, water, or other natural agents. I was always taught that you couldn’t use a part of the word to define a word, but obviously “Webster’s” didn’t share my English Teacher. I would like to focus on the part that says, “natural agents.” Erosion is one of the few things in this world that happens naturally. The word has many synonyms: wearing away, abrasion, attrition, weathering, dissolution, corrosion, decay, deterioration, disintegration, destruction to name a few. Most of us in our lives have made commitments to keep the erosion at bay and in each of our golf games we have to recognize that it’s synonyms are constantly at work. When we go out to practice or play we must identify what we are up against. We either need to be building or maintaining each aspect of the game of golf. It is important to dedicate at least your focus to areas of the game that may degenerate over time, whether we need to preserve a part of the game, or develop a new asset. This idea is not just common to golf, it is a part of each of our health, relationships, careers even character. It is better to keep the erosion from getting it’s foothold otherwise solving the problem the erosion has created may feel like we are looking at the Grand Canyon and wondering how are we going to fill that up?

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