For some reason that I can’t remember, the term “fog of war” got in my head. Which lead to this episode about….you guessed it, THE Fog of War.
Once upon a time, I got obsessed with golf for a while, and I met this wise coach who explained the game this way. The goal is to improve the quality of your worst shot. He told me to imagine a jar of 72 marbles. 20% were green - these are your best shots. 60% were yellow…these represent your average shots. And 20% are red, representing your worst shots.
Now, best, average, and worst are relative. For a beginning golfer a best shot might just be not missing the ball entirely or starting to get it airborne. Whereas a pro golfer’s worst shot could be landing just off the green.
Anyway, the idea is that if you keep improving the quality of your worst shots, your worst performance, your score will naturally improve. Kind of like that saying that a rising tide will lift all boats. As your “worst” shots improve, so does your average, and so will your best.
So what does this have to do with the Fog of War Toby?
Glad you asked. The Fog of war is a metaphor for the affect that normal life situations - interviews, conflicts, traffic, delayed flights, missed deadlines, etc - have on our ability to perform.
What do your red marbles look like? Learning to improve those will lift your average and your best all at the same time!
Watch this episode for some important wisdom on how this done!
Guide and Outfitter for God’s Game
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