I had to think about Tim Ferris today. We went out on the golf course today just like Tuesday when I went out with my mind occupied and feeling stress (no idea why). On Tuesday I looked back when we were half way the first fairway and saw people on the tee already and from that moment I could not let go. I played bad (and that is an understatement) and there was no reason to. Walking one beautiful course in brilliant weather. Why can't I just enjoy this, I thought? Why am I trying to get to the 18th hole as fast as I can? The answer did not came to me.
Today we went out for our second round and it was completely the opposite of Tuesday. The weather was still great and there were people behind us (not as close as Tuesday but still) and I played 100% better, I felt calm, nothing occupied my mind. No idea why but I had the wind in my hair and the sun on my face and I thought this is what freedom feels like. To be able to go out an play a game we like. And just about every shot was spot on and today I liked the game again. And I thought, we should not wait until some undefined moment in the future to start doing the things we want to do. We should start with that right now. Enjoy every moment that we have. I know that it is easier said than done and I for sure will not be able to keep that thought. But today maybe for the first time I understood what Tim Ferris is trying to say in his book the 4 hour work week. It is in our minds to feel free, to start doing what we want to do. That is where it begins and where we can follow through.