It’s the Indian, Not the Arrow

July 23rd, 2012 by Rich Christiansen

This morning at 4:00 a.m. I jumped on an airplane and made my way to Carlsbad, CA. There I was able to experience a personal custom fitting at the Callaway Golf base. Now, anyone that knows me knows that I am an absolute tech geek. I was in heaven. There at Callaway was every camera, every computer, every peice of the latest technology designed to help analyze the ball rotation and launch angle and the impact of the club on the ball as it connected with my club’s head. The experience was incredible.

After the fitting, I finally sat down, delighted, and feeling absolutely sure I could bury every hole on the course. Now I am realistic enough to realize that my skill level just isn’t going to allow that. However, I still maintain it is very important every once in a while to recharge. It’s vital to get yourself to that next level with tools or training or resources in order to reach the competitive edge and then grow and advance your business. I can’t stress how very important it is to get yourself into the mental capacity to progress the business.

My dear friend and business partner Curtis Blair will often say, “It’s the Indian, not the arrow.”  What he means by this is, that it is often your individual skill that matters far more than the equipment you use.

That being said–today it was about the arrow, not the Indian.

Getting refreshed.

Taking time to pause.

Taking time to go to the training.

These things can be extremely powerful in mentally advancing your business. 

Make sure that you take pause to give yourselves those mental rewards along the way. After all, one of the key points of The Zig Zag Principle is to put the rewards out there and then take time to savor them along the way.

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