Lessons Learned – #4

December 28th, 2012

Lessons come from many places. Here is one from sports:

Youthful Wisdom – Awakening April 10, 2011, Rory McIlroy was four strokes ahead of the field at The Masters. Then he shot 80, the worst score ever by a leader in the final round, and finished 15th. The next day he tweeted a quote from Muhammad Ali: “It’s repetition of affirmations that leads to belief, and once that belief becomes a deep conviction things begin to happen.” Two months later, having learned his lessons well, McIlroy set the tournament record in winning the U.S. Open. This year the 23-year-old prodigy won four events, including his second major at the PGA Championship, and earned Player of the Year honors. A certain Churchill line about never giving in comes to mind.

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