Believing in yourself Like Jordan Spieth - 2015 Masters Winner

Managing Real Estate Broker with LoKation Real Estate

Believing in yourself Like Jordan Spieth - 2015 Masters Winner - I just read this post and it got me thinking - Believing in yourself is definitely high on the ranks of whether or not you can be a Jordan Spiethsuccess in any venture you undertake. Jordan won the Masters tournament this past weeThe Masterskend against the greatest names in golf, and he did it in record setting fashion at just 21 years of age.

This young man, who ranked 4th in the world prior to the tournament said over and over when asked if he is experiencing a sudden streak of good fortune, " no, this is not good fortune, this is exactly where I expect to be, I will be Number 1 in the world" Perhaps it is an extreme case of he just doesn't realize that to be as good as he is it takes years and years of fine tuning a game that millions never come close to mastering, or perhaps he is just so young and naive, that the pressures of such magnificent events have not even entered his mind.

I have watched this tournament for over 40 years and have seen so many greats crumble under the pressure, some of the greatest to ever play the game have succumbed toJordan Spieth under Armour Augusta National, but here is a 21 year old that had a putt on the 72nd hole to break the all time scoring record, he nonchalantly steps up and putts, and I really think for one brief moment in the entire tournament he was realizing what he was about to do, because he missed the record setting putt (even though he may not have cared one bit about the record) a putt he had made look so easy through-out the rest of this rounds and tapped in to win by 4 strokes

Some may say it is because he is young and he doesn't know any better, personally I believe he has this unbending belief in his ability to be the best ever. This is a rare trait indeed, but what I have noticed with top producing agents over the years is that they really and truly believe they are the best person for their clientele and that comes through in all they do. Therefore they continue to dominate and be in that top 5% club that so many other agents wish they could be.

Nathan MacKinnonSadly this profession does not teach you how to believe in yourself.  My suggestion to those that are struggling is to take on the same mantra that the 2013-2014 Colorado Avalanche took on, simple and effective, stated "Why Not Us?" this mantra they repeated daily and ended up with the third best record in all of hockey (too bad they did not continue with this again this season, but that is another post) This can easily be changed to "Why Not Me?" This has also been the Mantra od Seattle Seahwaks QB Sensation Russell Wilson, back to back Super Bowls

Go ahead and ask yourself this question several times a day, especially when you are about to enter into a big appointment or are competing for that big listing. After all, you are no different than anyone else, unless you want to be.

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John Marshall -Fore!

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Comments (6)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

John - what you think you will become.  If you think you can, you can.  Believe you are the best and say it every day.

Apr 14, 2015 03:44 AM
Teaching Amanda Fische
Teaching Amanda Fische - Denver, CO
Offering 30 plus years of sales insights

John Marshall - FORE! thanks for mentioning my post and I really enjoyed reading yours as well.

Apr 14, 2015 03:58 AM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

John, one of Golf's core values we teach Golfers at all levels is confidence. Jordan Spieth has that and much more. 

Apr 14, 2015 04:04 AM
John Marshall - FORE!
LoKation Real Estate - Cherry Hills Village, CO
Specializing in Golf Course Properties

I was always amazed with the maturity Tiger showed when he came on the scene, it seems now that a lot of these young golfers have that same "swagger". Something we can all learn from.

Apr 14, 2015 07:07 AM
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Or unless you do what it takes TO be different. Study dedication connections intelligence and etc etc etc will definitely set you apart from others but if you are all talk do me a favor and shut the hell up already I have heard it a million times but rarely see it in action!

Apr 17, 2015 03:07 PM
John Marshall - FORE!
LoKation Real Estate - Cherry Hills Village, CO
Specializing in Golf Course Properties

David Shamansky Absolutely, learn to stand out in a crowd or be swallowed up by it.

Apr 18, 2015 10:11 AM