Fourth Week of June-From Defeat to Victory

Today Rory Mcilroy won the 2011 US Open. He won the toughest test in golf, a major championship, shooting the lowest score in US Open History. And he won because he lost the Masters this year. He went into the final round of the Masters with a four stroke lead, shot an 80 and finished tied for 15th.

But he learned from his defeat. He reflected on his collapse. He dedicated himself to more practice. And he believed in himself.  Defeat made him strong. Defeat allowed him to understand the pressure of winning. Defeat gave him the foundation for victory.

Life is a series of victories and defeats. All winners have been losers. Winners learn from defeat. Winners recognize how defeat occurs. Winners continue to move forward without fear of defeat.

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One Response to “Fourth Week of June-From Defeat to Victory”

  1. Yetta Gold says:

    Good luck to Northern Ireland’s twenty-two-year-old Rory McIlroy on winning the US Open. It’s ‘life-changing’ he says. Well, I think we’d all agree with you there, young Rory, and maybe later on in life as well as being good at golf perhaps you’ll develop a talent for not stating the bleedin’ obvious! LOL!

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