I love stories like the 2012 Masters…
- You had “people with the pedigree” like Lee Westwood and Phil Mickelson at the top of the leaderboard. Phil has won 4 Majors and Lee is expected to break through at any time and held the #1 ranking for 22 weeks when he surpassed Tiger Woods in 2010.
- Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were expected to vie for the championship, but their abysmal showing proved the point: That’s why we play the game!
- Louis Oosthuizen won the 2010 Open Championship and double-eagled the 2nd hole on the final day of the Masters to jump to the top of the leaderboard.
Yet the man who fell behind by as many as 5-strokes on the final day, who has never had coaching, who plays “Bubba golf” with a pink driver and who is known for being the winning bidder for the Dukes of Hazzard’s General Lee…Gerry Lester “Bubba” Watson, Jr….went home with the hardware! Here is an assignment for you: Watch this video from the 4:30 mark onwards after first putting on your “entrepreneur hat”. Are your detractors hung up on the fact that…
- …you may be self-taught?
- …you may not have perfect, textbook techniques when it comes to problem solving and innovation?
- …you may occasionally be overwhelmed by your emotions, your passions, and “the moment”?
Now watch Bubba’s post-tournament interview to see how an emotionally charged, creative golfer channeled both emotion and creativity to go home a Masters champion! Let Bubba inspire you to embrace your professional “shot-making” creativity, to find your focus and channel the emotions that spark your creativity, and to consistently become the leader in the clubhouse!
Do you use inspirational sports stories to inspire your professional goals? What story inspires you the most?