I’m Taking A Mulligan

19 Jan


It is January 19th — less than 3 weeks into the New Year — and I am taking a mulligan!


You see, in golf, there is a great concept: the mulligan.  It is a “do over”.

I love golf.  I enjoy playing.  I am pretty bad.  I am also not super competitive about it.  So if I flub a shot — or whiff entirely (still happens sometimes) I take a mulligan — without guilt.  It is that freedom that allows me to actually enjoy playing golf.

“Give yourself a mulligan!” — that’s what I say to those playing with me too.  Much more fun when everyone is feeling good about the game.

Mulligans in life are good too.

The other day I realized that I am almost 3 weeks into the New Year and many of my goals, resolutions and plans for 2011 have already been flubbed.

  • I had good intentions about going to the gym — and then I busted my knee pretty badly.
  • I had good intentions on diet, but haven’t fully followed through.
  • I had good intentions on a Bible Reading Plan, and am now behind more days than I have done.

Part of me feels like, “better luck next year”… but then I realized… we aren’t even a full 3 weeks in on 2011 yet.  “Relax. Show yourself some grace. Give yourself a mulligan!”

So I am.

A do over.

And I am feeling good about it.

I encourage you to do the same — show yourself some grace and give yourself a mulligan!

1 Comment

Posted by on January 19, 2011 in Uncategorized


One response to “I’m Taking A Mulligan

  1. Ben Dubow

    January 21, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Yes sir… that is correct. ?Good mutual accountability that is positive and encouraging is really the key to success on these things.



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