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Making Resolutions of Principle
The tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions reflects one the very best qualities of human nature – the ability to reflect on and assess our lives in terms of the goals we set for ourselves and the principles we believe in.
It’s still not too late to formulate a self-improvement plan to make our outer lives and inner selves better by adopting more positive attitudes, living up to our highest values, and strengthening our relationships.
Start with your attitude. Resolve not to sabotage your ambitions, self-confidence, and ideals with self-fulfilling pessimism and cynicism. Don’t undermine your happiness or success with negativity. Stop wasting time and energy complaining, condemning, resenting, regretting, and worrying. Replace griping with gratitude. Make a daily conscious effort to approach every problem and opportunity with positive energy, enthusiasm, optimism, and even self-conscious cheerfulness.
Next, resolve to pay more attention to your moral compass and your beliefs about right and wrong. Promise yourself to be more scrupulous about being honest, keeping promises, and standing strong against temptations. Commit to doing the right thing even when it may cost more than you want to pay, and be more accountable, respectful, fair, and compassionate. Treat your character as your most important asset.
Finally, resolve to improve your relationships. Remember, people always remember how you made them feel. Help people feel better about themselves, not worse. Overcome the impulse to criticize, scold, and condemn, and instead look for every opportunity to praise, encourage, and support. Above all, be kind.
Make this year the best ever!
This is Michael Josephson reminding you that character counts.
© 2011. Reprinted with permission from Michael Josephson’s Commentary
Fear & Courage
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not the one who does not feel affraid, but he who conquers that fear."
- Nelson Mandela
"It's not important that you are playing your best when deciding whether or not to enter a tournament, rather it's the experience that helps you to learn how and what you need to improve so that you can understand what it takes to play your best. Your coach can help you learn many shots, but they can't teach experience."
- Mark Wipf, PGA Professional
"You can't win unless you learn how to lose."
— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Olivas Links Golf Course
Moral courage is essential not only for a virtuous life, but a happy one. Without courage, our fears and failures confine us like a barbed wire fence
© 2011. Reprinted with permission from Michael Josephson’s Commentary
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Soccer Coach Elects to Not Run Up Score
Brian Ronan, a girl’s high school soccer coach at Mountain View High School in Arizona decided to teach his team a lesson about sportsmanship, rather than run up the score on an opponent. As a result, the team was eliminated in the tournament they were playing.
Ronan’s team needed to score a blow out victory in order to advance to the semifinal round of the tournament, because tie-breaking records are decided by goal differential. After jumping out to a quick 6-0 lead, he instructed his team not to shoot on goal for the rest of the game. Ronan told AIA365.com, “I felt this was a coaching moment. A chance to teach a life lesson. I told them how we were going to approach it. I think we left feeling like we represented our school, and we’re proud of how we did it.”
As it turned out, Mountain View would’ve needed to win the game by a score of 16-0 to advance. They could’ve done it, but they also would have demoralized their opponent. It raises an interesting ethical question about playing to win and at what point should a team ease up when the score gets out of hand, especially at the youth level. A cynic could argue that by not playing all out, you’re also not properly respecting your opponent.
They may have been eliminated from the tournament, but the Sportsmanship Blog salutes coach Ronan for teaching his team about humility and winning with class. Those are lessons that will carry them farther in life than a 16-0 win.
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PLAYER of the YEAR
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"The greatest accomplishment is not in never failing, but in rising again after you fall."
— Vince Lombardi
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Sunday, November 16th
When our son was ready to begin his junior golf career, the VCJGA was the obvious choice. We were looking for several important factors for his golf experience:
Professional, high quality tournaments operated by a PGA Professional
Tournaments governed by the USGA Rules of Golf
A year-round tournament schedule with national ranking points
The year-round tournaments are consistently operated by a seasoned PGA Professional with the highest standards; following the USGA Rules of Golf.
Some of the things that I did not expect from the VCJGA was:
Affordable and meaningful tournaments
Positive environment that builds sportsmanship, honor and integrity
Some overnight out-of-town tournament experiences
Camaraderie and fun
We feel strongly that the VCJGA has prepared our son well for state and national tournaments as he has earned SCPGA Toyota Tour Cup and AJGA Exemptions through the VCJGA. The VCJGA has been, and continues to be, instrumental in his success by providing a complete tournament experience that keeps him sharp as he moves forward.
Gary and Shelly Crocker parents of Sean Crocker
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