Lessons from a champion!
Today the Open Championship begins again. Tough conditions and it’s anyone’s guess who will be the champion this year. In honor of the tournament I’m re-running my post from last year – I hope you enjoy it!
I attended the Open Championship in July 2011 (the British golf tournament). The winner was a forty-two year old man from Northern Ireland, Darren Clarke. If you saw him on the street, or in a pub, you may not have picked him to be an elite athlete. He had planned to start a weight watchers program right after the tournament – perhaps he has.
I heard an interview from his coach – Dr. Bob. Dr. Bob explained that Darren has been a tremendous talent since he was 12 year old. With this talent and experience for the last 30 years, he still didn’t believe he could measure up – to be a champion. It was only when he started to believe he was, he allowed himself to win!
There was a quote from a fellow golfer that he used as his mantra during the tournament. “Don’t let your shots determine your attitude, let your attitude determine your shots.”
So many reminders from this event:
Reminder 1: Talent, ability and skill come in all sorts of packages. Keep an eye out for brilliance!
Reminder 2: It helps to have a coach – someone to talk to and shine a light on what is true.
Reminder 3: Even with skill and talent, what you believe makes it happen.
Reminder 4: Attitude is everything!
Reminder 5: Don’t let what happens determine your attitude, let your attitude determine what happens.
Reminder 6: Find a way to get over yourself.
Reminder 7: It doesn’t matter what other people think, it only matters what you know.
Reminder 9: Attitude is everything!
Congratulations to a great champion!
What are you a champion at? Do you have any unsung champions in your life? What is the one thing that you could think differently about – that could change your life? Share your comments below!
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