Do you want to improve your golf game? Play less golf.
Seems counter intuitive, right? Nevertheless, that’s what professional golfer Jason Day, the best golfer in the world at that time, did in 2016.
In a sport that never stops, the world’s No. 1 player took three months off – and came back better for it.
In fact, according to the Wall Street Journal, in that year no other top-20 player in the world competed in fewer tournaments, and no other player won more.
His golfing colleague Geoff Ogilvy said, “What he did was really smart. Most of us work, but he seems to work as hard as anybody, maybe harder than anybody at the moment. And you can’t do that for 12 months.”
And we can’t do that at work either. We need time away. Time to clear our heads. Time to reflect. Time to have “nothing” time.
As it turns out, pausing is good for you. It may be one of the most important things you can do to improve.
Are you burned out? Take a pause.
Lacking productivity? Walk away for a while.
Need motivation? Make a change to your routine or change your scenery.
It may be time for a career change, a sabbatical, or new responsibilities.
If you are at the top of your game and want to stay there, doing less may be the very spark you need to come back even better than before.
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