Where were you 16 years ago?

Do you ponder how you got from there to here?

16 years ago I was a PGA Teaching Professional.

Golf was my life. It was my passion. It was my identity.

I think about what life would be like if I was still in the golf business. If I was still teaching. If I was still grinding on that practice tee.

→ But I don’t miss it. 

Because it wasn’t serving me any longer.

Fast forward 4 years to 2012 and life was changing fast. I was newly married, my son was on the way and I had opened my eyes to a new way of thinking about the world.

My identity was starting to be associated with new things, not just golf.

→ And that’s when I made one of the hardest decisions of my life: Leave the golf business.

Oftentimes, the warm blanket of comfort keeps us from leaving the bed and exploring the unknown.

We miss an opportunity to better our life because we’d rather be “semi-happy” in the moment.

Life can be much grander if we are open to poking at our current identity and asking ourselves if this is what we want.

When the answer is “No” too many days in a row we have to seek out a change.

Question to ask yourself today:

Is my current career what I want to be doing in 5 years?

If it isn’t, what is?

Then start plotting the first steps forward. You may not know where you’ll end up but you can start yourself on a more meaningful path forward.

(Gotta love the Way Back Machine and finding an early image of my teaching website circa ‘08-’09)