14-Year Old Sets Goal to Win Masters and Does 7 Years Later

A lot of people set goals – and that’s great. But more often than not, the goals being set aren’t nearly big enough, and they don’t come close to maximizing one’s full potential.

Setting audacious, long-term goals (not just near term) is vitally important.  They serve as a road map to your life and keep you on track by encouraging you to consistently work toward the pinnacle. I wrote about this in my last blog entry of 2014 (click here to read). Just this past weekend, Jordan Spieth perfectly exemplified why this is so powerful. On Sunday, a 21-year old Texan became the youngest winner of the Masters – the world’s most prestigious golf tournament.

A phenom since fourteen, Spieth showed early signs of greatness. That said, we’ve seen many child stars burn out as they hit adulthood, often falling into drug addiction or a life not conducive to discipline and success.

As you can see from the video above, Spieth had amazing skill at a young age. However, most young men with his skill would set a goal of making the PGA tour, not winning the most prestigious tournament in golf! At 14 years old, Spieth told a local Texas news station, “My ultimate goal, when I came here… I said I wanted to win the Masters…”

7 years later, and that’s exactly what he did!

Talk about the power of positive thinking and setting audacious, long-term goals

So, what’s your goal?

Stay hungry,
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Aaron Hoddinott

Like all of you entrepreneurs and investors out there, Aaron has been in the trenches. He is the founder of an influential online media and PR company. From oil wildcatters to mining prospectors, tech gurus to medical doctors, and even celebrities, Aaron has helped market and expand brand awareness for a diverse range of publicly traded companies ran by entrepreneurs from all walks of life.

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