All That You Leave Behind: A Life Lesson from Pool

June 24th, 2008 by k8gu Leave a reply »


Playing pool on Monday nights has become my latest hobby, also the second hobby I owe to my office-mate, Scott. I’m learning a lot very quickly. (This is pretty easy to do since I’m making a lot of mistakes.)

One of the first things I learned is that the most important thing about any shot it is how it impacts the position of the balls on the table, not just pocketing your balls.   What if we played every move in our lives like the impacts mattered?  Does the impact matter?  For me?  For my family?  For my friends?  For my community?  For my world?

Fascinating. I still stink at pool; but, I’ve learned something for life.