The yearly review

There is something special about October in golf. Unless you are part of racing to Dubai with the European Tour or trying to secure your card on some other tour somewhere this is likely to be a month of reflection and re-focus. This is when players and coaches have the chance to go through what has happened during the season, identify areas of possible improvement and set out the plan for how to make things happen.

This week the England Squad was at the National Golf Centre to do this work and as they leave for home again I find myself reflecting over in how many other areas of life we have this opportunity to really check where we are and take aim for where we want to go. Of course this should be done in every business and in the best of companies it probably is, perhaps as part of the budget process. More often than not though my guess is that the budget has all sorts of review and planning processes attached to it while the development plan has not. For an athlete that just would not make any sense. And most athletes do not even have a budget in the first place…

How about other areas? Our schools? How many of them start the new year with a proper review of the targets, where the students are in relation to those targets and the action plans that will lead as many as possible towards those targets? Families? Why not hold a family retreat yearly where goals and long term as well as short term plans are reviewed. Not only families with athletes would benefit from that I would think!

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