Everyone wants to be smarter, have more specialized knowledge, have a larger number of skills.
Here’s where it gets challenging…
Start by looking at a golfer that is playing for the first or second time. Yes, they get a little frustrated when the ball flies out of bounds, but typically, they just drop a new ball and take another whack at it.
They can’t have any expectations of themselves. They don’t worry about their score. They’re just having fun.
Now, watch a golfer who has been playing for a while–not your casual golfer that plays regularly–I’m talking about one step further. Look at the person who has started taking lessons, they’re reading golf magazine, they’ve started watching videos, they’ve started learning and overthinking things.
Watch what happens when they mis-hit the ball. They lose their damn minds.
There comes a point where you know enough to be frustrated with the things you don’t know. It happens somewhere between when you start and when you achieve mastery. And often times, once you’ve achieved mastery, you may wonder if you should have spent that time elsewhere.
The more I know, the more I know that I don’t know. The longer I’m in business, the more stressed I get.
Yes, everything is moving in the right direction, but sometimes I long for the days of beginner’s ignorance.