Lou and I were watching a golf tournament and Justin Rose did a Morgan Stanley commercial. He said, "A golf course is designed to be difficult, to challenge your thinking and test your execution. But great minds are driven to seek out the complex. They see what others don't from an angle others won't take. They learn that embracing those challenges is what sets them apart."
What is it that drives some people to dig deep, embrace new challenges, push themselves, and keep looking for ways to conquer the task at hand? I think that the root factor is LOVE. In any given situation a person will be compelled to go above and beyond the norm when driven by passion. When we truly love someone, something, or a mission, we can find that we have strength, determination and courage to push ourselves. The commercial also stated that, "Great minds are driven to seek out the complex. They see what others don't from an angle others won't take." When life feels more like a golf course, it is going to take more than the feeling of LOVE and SKILLS to succeed. It requires a PERSPECTIVE! There are many things in life that are perplexing and seem impossible. This is when I need to look at God...not the problem! My prayer is that I live each difficult day with a intense LOVE for God, using the SKILLS He has given me, and FOCUSED on Him. The Master's Tournament!