Taking Action: The Tiger Woods Secret

Tiger Woods Kissing US Open Golf Championship Trophy

I don’t know if you were watching any of the U.S. Open golf tournament recently, but that Tiger Woods is something else…

Even if you’re not a golf fan (and I’m not really) you have to admire the kid. He’s usually performing at a level that’s simply unheard of in the golf world.

Key word there is “usually”. Because during this tournament, Tiger didn’t have his “A” game.

Many of his tee shots went completely awry, making spectators scramble for cover.

Gotta admit–seeing Tiger yank a drive 50 yards left of the fairway made me feel better about my game (or lack thereof). But here’s the most interesting part…

He won the tournament.

No kidding–after carding several double bogeys, a variety of mishit shots, and putts that either came up short or went zooming 8 feet past the hole, he still found a way to win.

How did he do it? How did he pull it off? If I were to guess, I’d say it was his mental toughness.

Tiger simply refused to lose. Even though he was struggling…even though his recently surgically repaired knee was screaming in pain…even though the competition was nipping at his heels…he never gave up.

And that’s a big part of what makes Tiger a winner, over and over again.

There’s a term used in golf for someone whose game doesn’t look so hot, but at the end of the day, they still post a low score.

They’re called “grinders”. They find a way to get it done–no matter what it takes. And during the U.S. Open, Tiger Woods was most certainly a grinder.

We’ll talk more about mental toughness in the future, but if you’re finding it hard to take action now, here’s a little something to chew on….

There’s a lot of similarities between your quest for success and Tiger’s quest for golf immortality.

Think about it…you’re both extraordinary people with tremendous potential in life–much more than you’re using right now.

You both face great challenges every day and carry a burden to become something greater than yourselves.

Regardless of the circumstance, you continue to march straight forward in life with guts and a level of determination that most people don’t realize.

And finally, you both have a higher level of commitment to improvement than most people, along with the self- assurance that your special qualities will one day be recognized by many.

See what I mean?

In the past, Tiger Woods may have slowed down or faltered because of the frustrations or roadblocks he faced.

But he never stopped moving forward. And today, he’s not only considered the best golfer in the game, but possibly of all time.

You can do the same. You can be a winner in your business and in your life. All you have to do is take action.



Let’s get started…

To Higher Profits,

P.S. I know I got off track a little here, but I really felt someone out there needed to read this message.

Hopefully, it will make a difference. If you were moved by what you read, post below and let me know, okay?

11 thoughts on “Taking Action: The Tiger Woods Secret”

  1. Excellent message Rich!

    Ah yes those “grinders”. Also used to describe hockey players who don’t play with a great deal of finesse yet are winners. They constantly battle for the puck, never back down from a challenge and will take a bruising hit to feed a teammate the puck.

    Often their work goes unnoticed on the score sheet – though every player on both teams knows their true worth. Grinders have heart and they take consistent action!

  2. Timely and to the point. Tiger never gives up. I remember from my early days of pilot training a phrase “attitude & power equals performance”. It is also true in life. If you have the right attitude and apply the right power or action you will get performance.

  3. I’ve noticed something about myself recently. Its not so much the mundane that bothers me,,,, I’ll spend 25 hours a day, 8 days a week doing the mundane. Its the peaks that I’m avoiding. Which is strange because thats where the profit is. why? somewhere in my mind, the Peaks became too much of a roller coaster to get over – and so I simply avoided making calls because that could lead to winning a contract, and ironicly – its bad to win a contract because the energy isnt in the normal flow.
    I’d be willing to take advice on this one.

  4. Just what I needed. I have printed this out and stuck it to my wall.

    I am a golf professional and in the middle of starting my online business. Progress has been slow, but I will keep on moving forward and with the work I am doing with your Maven Marketing course I know I will get to where I want to be.

    It is just a matter of time.

    P.S. I haven’t received my videos yet.

  5. How incredibly true. I know the times that I have not succeeded I can trace directly to the point that I didn’t follow through or take action in a particular arena. No excuses and no BS that’s what it takes to succeed. If you wait for someone to do it for you you will continue to wait.

  6. I was taken to this post from another blog (theIMalliance.com).

    Having mental toughness is characteristic of people who have clear focus and vision. I don’t what Tiger maybe thinking at that time, but I would guess that he knows he could emerge a winner and he already saw that he’s better.

    ‘Never giving up’ takes a more mature perspective to what the end result is. It boils down to that vision, that goal. Sometimes you don’t know if it would take you 999 times of effort or failure before we reach success at the 1000th level. I can’t remember exactly how many banks have turned him down, but if Walt Disney stop on seeking capitalization for his vision, we may not have Disneyland today.


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