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Last July I golfed The Bog. A perfect day, I golfed one of my best games. Each drive was long and straight, the chips flawless, and I read the greens like a pro. I walked away believing, "Now, I've got it!"
The following week, beaver pelt divots flew longer than the ball, chips stormed over the greens, and I'd swear there was no hole where the pin was sticking. I was back at square one.
Golf is like that. So is balance. Just when you think you have it all in balance, something happens: a new project, promotion, additional family member, illness or other demand that drives you back. At those times, it is helpful to remember the tenets for balance: