What are you driving at. . . ?


Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course — the distance between your ears.   Bobby Jones

May 31st was a good weather day in Scotland for Golfer, Andrew Dodt.  He shot not only one, but two holes in one during the same round of a tournament.    According to a researcher at Golf Digest, it’s a 68 million to 1 occurrence.  It’s not impossible.  It’s happened a few times before.  What a thrilling and outstanding performance for Golfer Andrew Dodt.   I don’t know if Dodt was interviewed before the tournament and asked the question, “What are you driving at.”   Post tournament, he did say he was off in his puttering

What are you driving at…?   Is a question many of us have heard in our careers.  It often means, you may be dancing around an issue.  It may also mean you are using words that, at that moment, aren’t connecting to your audience.   Sometimes this question results in the other person being uncomfortable with the subject matter and wishes it will go away.  Yet, sometimes it truly means we are driving home a goal we want to attain.

Most of us are not golfers.  We may, however, share attributes of what good golfers do; namely, passion, persistence, humility, strength, singularity, vision, sportsmanship and health.  These attributes are carried forward into our careers in our relationship with others.  Singularity of purpose may drive the other attributes.  It’s personal to your value system, what’s driving you to achieve your goals.

You may surprise yourself, as Mr. Dodt did on May 31st and hit a hole in one in your career.  It can be done!  During this first week of June,  Choose Who You Want to be Known As when you think about the question, “What are you driving at?”   Have a great week.

“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coach and Change Agent.

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