Seven years ago someone interviewed a young golfer.
They asked him about his goals.
He said he wanted to win the US Masters.
That kid was Jordan Spieth.
And a few months ago, at 21, he won the US Masters.
Not only did he win, but he smashed records.
It was the best score in the tournament’s 81-year history.
He broke a number of other records in the process.
He won $1,800,000 and will be on track to make millions more in sponsorships moving forward.
And it all started with a vision.
He simply decided he wanted to achieve this.
He told people this is what he is going to do.
Then he went to work for over seven years, to make it happen.
Two important things here.
He decided on the goal.
And he did the work.
You can never avoid doing ‘the work’.
Jordan would have spent countless hours away from the spotlight working on himself, failing, learning.
He probably missed out on a lot of ‘great parties’ while he was at home or at the driving range practicing.
But he was committed.
He decided that this was important to him and he would make whatever sacrifice required to make it happen.
It didn’t happen overnight, and it wasn’t smooth sailing.
You might be at the early stage in your journey right now.
You have a goal, and right now it’s all talk.
You’re just saying this is what I want to accomplish.
It probably feels a little empty right now because you haven’t got many (or any) runs on the board.
But that’s what every goal looks like prior to accomplishing it.
The only thing that is left after you set the goal is to get started.
They commit 100% to it and take constant small steps every day toward it.
As Jim Rohn says, ‘Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment’.
Don’t underrate the power of having a vision.
Set the goal and do the work.