So in addition to a less than satisfying season premiere of Game of Thrones yesterday, something else historic happened, something causing speculation that some sort of synchronized onion-cutting had taken place.
Right at the moment when Tiger Woods won the Masters – the most prestigious golf tournament in the world – and celebrated with his son.
I used to caddy for four summers but really couldn’t care less about golf, but I am a Tiger fan. Because I’m a fan of greatness of all kinds.
If you paid close attention, though, Tiger was giving more than a clinic in golf. He was giving a tutorial on career management too (consulting and otherwise).
Tiger is one of the most recognizable faces in the world. Be like Mike (Michael Jordan) is the only thing that comes near the “I am Tiger Woods” craze.
And it still took 11 years between major championships.
So what does that have to do with you, a non golf pro?
You may not always be the best but that shouldn’t keep you from coming back and taking another run at whatever it is you’re chasing in your career.
I’m not going to lie to you and say if Tiger can do it in his career, so can you. But I will say if you focus on controlling what you can control (independent of results), put in the work and do things the right way, you will fare better at your career (and life) than just sitting around twiddling your thumbs.
You might be saying you know that already but if you’re not doing it, then it seems like you need to hear it again…don’t let your age / experience keep you from flourishing.
Like I always say, fundamentals never go out of style. I mean it from the heart, so much so I decided to write a book (with original cartoons) about it.
You can buy a paperback copy here: