Go back to the beginning – It’s never too late to restart

It’s a safe bet to say that most of you reading this blog have played the classic Hasbro board games Monopoly or Sorry!. Both games involve starting over for one reason or another. We even have to reset our computers or other electronic devices once in a while.

Sports teams often have to go back to the basics because something is not working right. A new coach comes in and cleans house, frequently building a new foundation from which he builds his team, his way.

As kids, we learn to sit up, then crawl, and then walk. When learning a new language, we learn the basics first; common words and simple phrases. We don’t start with advanced conversations.

So, in many aspects of life, it’s a good idea to go back to the beginning and review those principals and practices we learned when we started our current position. It can be our job (for pay) or it can be our job in life (husband, wife, father, mother, child). Life can be running so well that we don’t think we need to go back and review the ideals and goals we had in the beginning. We can be cruising along and still get hit by a blind spot. That’s why they call them by that name. We don’t see them coming. We forget. We lose focus.

What about this guy? He was at the top of his game. He still has the talent to remain at the top. But something has thrown him off. Way off. He was seen working with a trainer recently. Hopefully, this is an attempt to restart, to go over the basics and build from there. Go back to the beginning. It’s never too late restart.

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2 Responses to Go back to the beginning – It’s never too late to restart

  1. jeff noel says:

    Did I ever tell you, or did you find the post, about my conversation with Tiger two years ago?

    Nice post. Thought you were going to reveal some personal example.

    Are you?

  2. David Balentine says:

    Yes I did, Jeff. I would have been afraid to approach him.

    "Out work 'em" was the line, if I remember correctly.

    No personal example to offer . . at the moment. 🙂

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