My ethos has always been to be very straight with people, tell it as it is. It doesn't often make people happy but I found that over a period of time it's better to be that way. So being straight, also being very focused on your objectives, keep your eye on the ball and not get deflected away from it.

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  • From general sporting advice to look at the ball when playing it, particularly a golf ball on the tee.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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keep one's eye on the ballTo maintain one's concentration fixed on one important theme.
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