THE GREATEST GIFT
What is inside this box is the key to playing pool to the very best of what's possible right now in your game. Pass this around and look inside, but don't show anyone or let on what is in it . . .
Unfortunately, over time we accumulate unwanted things in our boxes that prevent us from getting what is really possible. The practice is to keep them as cleared out as we can to make room for bigger things.
With that said, we each may have slightly different things weighing our boxes down and those things might even change. Over time, we will get better at the practice of letting these things go. Not forgetting them, but letting them go and creating what is important to us to create in that space.
Sometimes in order for this to work, you have to come to these conclusions yourself or have someone lead you there. Being told doesn't always work. I'm going to attempt to help you push past what's in your way, so you can get to the next level.
Let me go over a few examples of what people commonly struggle with. Each of us can probably relate to most of them in different degrees at various times in our life. Some will speak to you more than others, and some may be in your blind spots. I'm going to try to get you to see your blind spot(s).
- Committing to a regular practice routine. I know there are probably lots of things in your schedule. But who makes your schedule? YOU. Consider that there is another reason that you are not MAKING it happen. Commonly, people are afraid that if they put everything into something, they might fail. I promise that even if you do "fail" (at a game/match/goal etc.), the winning really happens in the journey, and you will find out things that you didn't even know were there to get in the first place. Usually, what you experience in the journey has more of an impact than what you thought you would get if you accomplished your goal. Have the courage to put yourself ALL IN.
- The lack of intensity and committing to regular practice (above), have similar reasons behind them for not doing them.
- Letting circumstances, politics and/or rules be interferences with your game and/or enjoyment of the game. Shit is always going to happen. There is NO way to ensure that are circumstances will be perfect. Actually, we need to count on the fact that they will not be perfect. You need to ask yourself, "who are you going to be in the face of undesirable circumstances?"
PLAY A BIGGER GAME:
- We might have accomplished a lot already, but eventually you have you play a bigger game to keep growing.
I'm going to pass out your box with what I can see that is in your way to some degree and also offer a challenge for you to take on. I hope nothing I say makes you mad or anything because I've never tried this exactly before and this has some experimental ideas. The challenges are meant to kind of tear you up inside and will probably be very hard for you individually for all types of different reasons which I want to help you to get past. Just know that my suggestions are coming from my heart to yours and I'm only saying it so you can see what's on the other side. (Please also remember that I am not the best writer and what I write may not come across in the way I meant it etc. So if you would like to talk individually about it, I'd be happy to.)
There is a Part I and a Part II in your challenges. Do NOT look at Part II until you have completed Part I.
Side note: other things that can help you work through obstacles and have you be unstoppable are:
-Go to the Landmark Forum at Landmark Education (more info on this later).
- Or, talk to a "pool shrink"/counselor (I have recommendations, if you don't already have a one in mind).
In my opinion, Landmark is much more effective and powerful. It may take multiple sessions over months of time to see the benefit of going to a counselor. Landmark is only a few days and in my experience costs less ultimately.
F the workout this week, and work on your "box and balls".
What can you do right NOW at this very moment that will forward your progress? What can you do right NOW to take on that challenge. It could mean calling someone to set something up, putting it in your planner and committing to it.