Welcome Players! As I finished writing the Week 45 Update, I found myself thinking, Wow. Only 6 weeks left of this year-long endeavor.
It’s been a hell of a journey, and we’re not there yet.
But I find my thoughts drifting forward… to next year’s Project.
I started planing Project Par in October of 2022, and it was around the end of October this year that I started to think about 2024.
I’ve learned an enormous amount throughout this year’s Project, and of course it’s not over yet.
How did I want to challenge myself? What new skill did I want to undertake being a student of?
Would it be a physical endeavor? Mental? Spiritual?
One unexpected benefit of having gone through this process so thoroughly this year is that I actually didn’t have to think so hard about what I wanted the next Project to be.
I just kind of, knew.
It was something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time, something that I knew could benefit me, and something that I knew I would enjoy doing.
And as I let the idea ruminate over the previous few weeks, it became more and more clear. I didn’t have to create the same kind of risk-analysis or cost-benefit chart that I did when choosing golf.
I simply led my passion lead me, and was wise enough to listen to my gut.
I won’t be revealing what it is just yet, and I still have to name the Project, but rest assured, Project Par will continue. It might not look the same, it might not feel the same, but the goal will never change:
To commit to a journey of progress and improvement, through all the ups and downs, whether it ends in success or failure, and be satisfied with the effort put in along the way.
As for you, if Project Par has inspired you in any way, and there are many of you whom I know it has, I once again encourage you to consider creating your own Project for next year.
But you must start now.
You must sit with your thoughts and ideas, evaluate what it is you really want to do.
It is a commitment after all. And the first step to commitment is having the conviction to put in the work and do the things necessary to succeed. If December comes and goes and you have no plan, no purpose, you are doomed from the start.
It could be something simple, like vowing to master the push-up, pull-up, and squat.
Or it could be something incredible, like completing a triathlon.
But at the end of the day it really doesn’t matter. So long as you are dedicated to the improvement in a craft and don’t give up. So long as you give your complete effort. So long as failure is not an option, only lessons to learn and progress to make.
If you have an idea you’re not sure about, or are lacking confidence in an area, well consider me open to helping.
While Train Like a Pro is certainly a place for education and inspiration, it has the potential to be a community of like-minded individuals all pursuing one goal: Progress.
As you’ve followed my journey this year, I look forward to following yours.
Stay tuned for the revealing of my 2024 Project at the end of the year, and in the meantime, I’ve still got 6 more weeks to shoot Par.
Back to work.
- Trainer 01