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Two secret words to win the British Open Golf Championship

Rory McIlroy looked out at a room packed with reporters and knew he was going to disappoint them.

All week, he had talked about two secret words he used as his trigger for the shots he played. Even as he stretched his lead to six shots going into Sunday, he said he would only reveal them if he were to win the British Open.
Rory McIlroy

In the hours before he teed off, the media put one pound ($1.70) in a pot and tried to guess the two words. “Very simple,” McIlroy said, the claret jug at his side. “It’s going to be a big letdown for everyone. It was ‘process’ and ‘spot.’ That was it.”

And the meaning? “With my long shots, I just wanted to stick to my process and stick to making good decisions, making good swings,” he said. “The process of making a good swing, if I had any sort of little swing thoughts, just keeping that so I wasn’t thinking about the end result, basically.”

The “spot” was about his putting. “I was just picking a spot on the green and trying to roll it over my spot,” he said. “I wasn’t thinking about holing it. I wasn’t thinking about what it would mean or how many further clear it would get me. I just wanted to roll that ball over that spot. If that went in, then great. If it didn’t, then I’d try it the next hole.”

I highlight this because non-champions (1) don’t do this, (2) try to make it more complicated than it is, (3) are not quite sure how ‘this’ works, and (4) don’t educate or inform themselves on how to develop their mental game.

That’s why they aren’t the ones holding the trophies, standing on the podium, accepting the awards, winning the championships.


Get Your Inspiration And Motivation Whenever AND Wherever You Can

I am often asked where I get my drive, determination and motivation. I have to be honest with you that it has now become second nature to me to get and STAY motivated. I’ll give you a simple example. Friends of mine from www.HomeDeClutterAndFun.com sent me this YouTube video that has very positive anchors for me. It’s only 4 minutes and 9 seconds, but that is enough to GET me going for the whole day.

That’s because I watch the Olympics and get into them like a 5 year-old in a sandbox. I’m right there with the athletes for the joy of victory and the agony of defeat. The anchors are very strong and can be triggered any time I want – ON COMMAND.

You would know that from Anthony Robbins‘ work on Neuro Associative Conditioning

So here is the video of David Foster’s Olympic theme song. By the way, he’s Canadian. The musician who performs this is playing all the instruments – NOW THAT IS INSPIRATIONAL!!!


The real lesson here is that I TOOK the 4 minutes and 9 seconds to GET MOTIVATED. Then I had to share it with you which means I invested another 10 minutes writing this post and re-living experiences and memories in my mind to make sure I transmitted the enthusiasm and passion I have for excellence – the power of the human spirit that the Olympic Games embody…

I don’t know about you, but I’m pumped and ready to GO, GO , GO!!!!!