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Obstacles in Business and Life

Posted by Dhea on July 12, 2009

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. Henry Ford

The legendary golfer Arnold Palmer once played in a charity event in Australia and was paired with a young, inexperienced caddie to carry his bag and guide him through his round. On the 18th hole Mr. Palmer approached his ball and prepared to take a shot at the green. The young caddie handed him his club then started to share what he thought was his experience on the challenging hole. He began, “Mr. Palmer beware of the long rough to the left of the green, there is also a deep sand trap on the right, if you over shoot the hole – the green has a brutal slope which is difficult to chip back from, and, you can’t see it but, there is creek running right through the lay-up area…” Mr. Palmer shouted, “stop!” He through his club back into the golf bag. Then as he began his preparation all over again he said to the young caddie, “Don’t tell me about sand and rough and rivers and obstacles. Do not clutter my mind with things I don’t need to know and places I do not wish to go. The ONLY thing I want to know is how far it is from the spot where my ball currently is to the center of that green, which is exactly where I want to go.” With laser focus on his goal and no thought of the obstacles Mr. Palmer stepped up to his ball, stared down to the green, took a practice swing and then hit the ball high into the air landing it softly in the center of the green.

As an entrepreneur or business owner where is your focus and attention?

Are you focused squarely on your goals and objectives? Or, are you letting your mind wander to the obstacles you face?

Are you focused on the bad economy, your competition, your lack of prospects, your lack of capital, your negative customers or past problems?

Mr. Palmer was right in saying, “Don’t clutter my mind with things I don’t need to know and places I don’t wish to go!”

Remember obstacles are the frightful things you see when you take your eyes off of your goal.

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