Have any of you had a bad day in the past few weeks? I know I have!
Just a few weeks ago, I had come home about to go play a round of golf with the three other authors of this blog, when a progress report came home from my school. It was the beginning of the year, and I hadn’t gotten a very good start in my math class. I’m not going to get into detail on this, but the fact that I saw the terrible grade on my progress report ruined my day!
That same day, Jesse, Ian, Chris, and I went out and played a round at our local course. Not being my usual happy and diligent self, I achieved my worst score ever!
Now if you understand what happened in the photo to the left, you can tell that I was not doing very well. Performing so terribly that day I went home thinking about ways to improve my score. Throughout the week, since I wasn’t very happy with myself, my game was affected just as much. Then the miraculous happened!
I had just finished a quiz in my math class in which I was underperforming in, and I believed that I scored an A+ on it! My grade was saved, I thought. I went to play with the rest of my team that day and one heck of a storm was pouring. Everyone was struggling to keep their average scores in the chaos, but what do you know, I achieved my best score ever!
Turns out I got a C on that quiz. Woo.
Overall, there is a motif buried in this story here: that your feelings and emotions affect the things around you in life. On a bad day, I shot my worst score ever. On a good day, IN THE RAIN, I had actually done the best ever!
Just another reason why the game of golf = life.
Remember to be happy folks, and you’ll excel in the things most important in life!
By the way, even on the day I shot my worst score ever, I still beat Ian!!