In golf there’s the concept of a mulligan. While there’s lots of variants, the basic are (i) you hit a bad shot and (ii) you forget about it and hit another ball. Now the purists out there will point out that you are NOT playing golf if you do this. Golf’s about honor, the rules, respecting the game, playing fairly, etc. I get it. If you’re in a competitive situation where you are playing an “official” match then mulligans are a definite no-no. However, what if you’re just out there to enjoy yourself? Why wouldn’t you hit another ball if it brought you enjoyment? Further, why would you continue to fixate on the bad shot you just made? It’s well known that the mind becomes what it sees. Why let the failure be the picture that’s influencing the mind? By the way, apologies to all my golfing purist friends. I’m sure they’ll give me a lecture on how I’m putting the integrity of the game at risk by even uttering the above blasphemy. And, in their defense, if they get more pleasure out of not taking a mulligan, so be it!
Life’s a bit the same. Sure things didn’t go right yesterday, you made some mistakes, and you’re worried that you frittered away time and dollars. So, hit a mulligan! You can’t change the past, but you can focus on what you want to achieve and take a new shot. The only thing keeping you from doing so is you.
With that in mind:
Is it time you took a mulligan?
As always, thanks for the time.