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