Learning Life and Leadership Through the Flight of an Arrow
Authored by Judi Coe Adams
In the book Seeking Center, two-time Olympian Judi Adams describes how learning to shoot an arrow is a metaphor for life and leadership. It is a poignant story of the teachings of the master with regard to the seven steps of an archery shot and how these steps easily translate to real life as key elements of successful performance in any arena. The quest for the sweet spot — the place where everything feels right and we are in a flow — is worthy of our focus. With time, as we gain the skill to balance our focus across mind, body and spirit, the path to the center emerges. While the journey along this path is fraught with obstacles and distractions, it is buoyed by victories along the way that forever inspire us to seek center.