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Monthly Archives: October 2011

False Comfort: The Allure of Self-Sabotaging Behaviors

Any behavior that creates more problems than it solves is self sabotaging. Too often we yield to the temptation of a temporary relief only to have it spawn more and greater problems. I once read a food addict plea: “I eat because I’m unhappy. I’m unhappy because I despise myself. I despise myself because I’m […]

Hard Work Required

“I think he finally got the message that he’s got a lot of talent and he has a lot of ability but without the work, it is not going to happen.” — John McEnroe, speaking about Donald Young, a tennis prodigy who turned pro at age 15 then “spent the next seven years as a […]

Unconscious Living

Ran across a golf book recently called “Unconscious Putting,” by Dave Stockton with Rudy Matthew. Its thesis is that while the long game in golf requires a strong focus on mechanics and related mastery of physical skill, the putting stroke is much simpler, a mere 18 inches or so, requiring a greater emphasis on mastering […]

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