Now that the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines is finally history, you can’t help but wonder who is the big winner. I think both Tiger and Rocco Mediate gained some serious stature in this battle of staying power. Sure, they both blew some easy putts. But they also won clutch holes when they needed them most – and in very different ways. Isn’t that how business works too? You’ve got to use what works for you, regardless of the circumstances. In my mind, someone rocks that shows us how to do something that we can admire, and possibly emulate and learn from.
Every "economy" presents different challenges. Right now there are businesses that are prospering, and some that are struggling. Some of those prospering now have successfully come out of past struggles. Why? Perseverance. Nobody can stay on top all of the time – not even Tiger Woods. His injured knee only goes to prove that he too is vulnerable and has a limited amount of time to accomplish his goals. He also proved he’s willing to make the best of his present circumstance and work through some pain – literally. Rocco Mediate has worked through years of back pain and came to enjoy one heck of a tournament against the best of the best – when he least expected it – and while others his age are counting the days until they can join the, ahem, Champions (used to be called Seniors) Tour.
In my book they are both winners. They both rock. Tiger achieved his goal of a 14th major on his home track in what he called possibly his best tournament yet. Rocco leapt 110 spots from 157 to 47th on the world rankings. That has to be sweet as it will likely attract a sponsor or two. You couldn’t ask for a better outcome – two winners. It only goes to show that when you hang in there, and do what you know you have to do, you and your business – whatever it is – will work. And it will rock. And that means others will win too by learning from you. And that’s alright, isn’t it?