Mahan is an up and coming golfer on the PGA tour. His recent interview in Golf Magazine is OK but his answer to one question in particular caught my eye.
Question: Mentally, you have had your struggles on the golf course. Is that a result of your father always demanding perfection?
Hunter’s answer is a signpost (thanks Mr. Tolle) to greater awareness in life. Simple replace "golf" with "life" and add water…
Answer: No, that’s just me. That’s been one of my weaknesses: trying to be perfect. And then I realized golf (life) has nothing to do with perfection. It has to do with getting the ball in the hole in the quickest time possible (add your own life metaphor here). I haven’t seen anyone play perfect yet, and I don’t think I ever will.
Golf continues to amaze me.