Zig On…Improbable, Impossible and Can’t Happen. By Zig Ziglar
What’s next for Robert Landers? In last week’s newsletter, I discussed Robert Landers, the surprising member of the Seniors Golf Tour. While Robert’s future is unpredictable, what he has already accomplished is amazing. This homespun phoenix sprang from the ashes of a back injury, poor equipment, and no training and cow-pasture golf courses to astonish golfers around the world by qualifying for the Seniors Golf Tour. His feat is even more remarkable when you understand that it takes approximately 350,000 amateur golfers to produce one who makes the regular PGA tour. Almost without exception, these golfers have taken many lessons; have state-of-the-art equipment and excellent practice facilities. Most have been groomed from childhood by outstanding pros and have had years of competitive experience.
Outside of an intriguing story, is there a lesson or lessons we can all learn from Robert Landers’ experience? I believe there are several. First, this is still America where dreams can and do come true. He was faced with a choice: Do something with his life or do nothing. He decided that if he practiced where he was, with what he had, he could develop a game that would be competitive. He went for his dream. Third, he was an awfully hard worker. At the end of each day, almost regardless of how he felt and how tired he might have been, he took his shag balls and went out and hit from a hundred and fifty to three hundred golf balls every day. As a golfer, I can tell you that’s a lot of golf balls. Fourth, he decided not to be discouraged by others. He marched to the beat of his own drum.
It’s really neat to have a genuine American folk hero. I can’t wait to hear about you and what you accomplished from taking the lessons we learned from Robert and applying them in your life. When you do I know we’ll SEE YOU AT THE TOP!
Zig Ziglar is known as America’s motivator. He is the author of 29 books and numerous audio and video recordings. He brings his message of hope to thousands on the stages at the Get Motivated Seminars.
You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. ~Zig Ziglar