Jun18ThuJune 18, 2015
Whether you need a mulligan or a do-over, it doesn't really matter.
In Warrior we approach both the mulligan and the do-over in a similar fashion.
They both require ongoing improved action to get an improved outcome. They both require ongoing correct training. With improper training you can train all your life and end up at the same wrong place.
It is well described as being a life under construction. To be even more accurate, it is a life of construction, tearing down and reconstructing on all areas all the time.
At Leadership Summit before the run I asked everyone if they could be 1% more full out on the Saturday run than the run on Friday. Pretty much everyone agreed that they could go 1% harder and some committed to effort levels over 10% harder. That tells me two things:
That is why it is so important to commit to a life philosophy where we allow ourselves to risk and make mistakes, to fall down and get back up, to constantly live for the construction/reconstruction cycle.
It is so easy to get sucked into staying comfortable, or become so uncomfortable that we get paralyzed. In each case it leads to stagnation.
We become a stinky, swampy, muddy mess. This is where and when we need our mulligan or a redo.
That mulligan or redo is available, we just need to get the courage to swing the club again.
This can be very scary...There sits your first ball just beyond the end of the tee box...The next foursome has arrived and you have to take another swing at the ball...Anxious, heart beating, palms sweaty and mouth turning dry you commit to the swing.
You get out the big stick with a toaster on the end of it and you swing for the fences! 'Who cares where it goes' you say, 'if I'm going down I'm going down swinging!'
When you get to that place, that place where you are beyond caring about what anyone else thinks or says or does, that is when you start to connect with the ball. That is when you earnestly sow seed everywhere, not really caring if not all of it bears fruit.
The best way to approach the mulligan and the redo is to commit to it constantly. If we are constantly under construction and relentlessly pursuing the next level of full out, we will be forever growing.
That is where life happens. When we are growing we are alive and when we stop growing we begin to slowly rot away.
Listen to God in the morning and take action on what He shows you.
The Warriors that commit to doing this whole heartedly are the ones that grow the most.
I think I used up all the Warrior cliche's in this one Wisdom but I believe they all fit!
No matter where you are, whether at the top of your game or taking a mulligan, commit to being constantly under construction and keep after that next 1% of full out.
That is your guarantee of success.