Whether or not you play golf , you probably know that the harder you try to swing, the worse your shot is going to be.

Yes, professional golfers are amazing athletes. Yes, their swings are tremendously powerful, strong, and ridiculously fast.

But those swings are also smooth, rhythmic, and ideally, as effortless as possible.

That’s because they must surrender to the laws of physics, as well as surrender their egos, at least during the moment of truth.

Alan Watts said, with regards to our thoughts:

“Don’t try to stop them. Trying to do that is like … trying to smooth running water with a flat iron.”

It’s futile.

You must surrender to your thoughts. You cannot control them.

You can control how you respond to them, but you cannot stop them.

This week, remember to surrender.

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