Daily Dose of Coach #274: Think on This: A Tiger's Approach

"All is well that begins well." John Maxwell

I'm sure you've heard the saying, "all is well that ends well." And though this statement is accurate, how we start something, and especially how we approach it with our mind, has a huge impact on its success.

In 1996, Tiger Woods turned pro. Shortly after, he had his first interview at his first pro tournament. While fielding questions he was asked, "What would make this a successful tournament for you?"

Tiger responded, "A victory; nothing less. In my life, I've never gone to a tournament without thinking I could win. I've explained that to you guys before. It's just the mindset I have."

Tiger went on to use this mindset to become the most celebrated golfer of all time. And though he has struggled in his recent comeback. I am confident he still arrives at each tournament thinking he will be the victor.

How do you approach a challenge? Do you start with a positive mindset, thinking you will be able to overcome and win any battle put in front of you? Or do you focus on how strong the opponent is, how hard the task will be, or with a mindset that you'll just show up and hope for the best?

All is well that begins well. Before you start your next challenge, get rid of any negative thoughts that may come your way. Focus only on what you can and will do, not on the obstacles thrown in front of you. Confidence in yourself and your abilities goes a long way.

As Mark Twain said, "All you need is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure ."