Tommy Bolt won the National Open Golf Championship in 1958. Prior to that, Bolt missed the championship a couple of times allegedly due to his terrible temper. Often called the “terrible tempered Mr. Bolt”, he would at times, break all his clubs after missing a putt.
Although a great golfer, fans were beginning to follow him around more for entertainment than his golf skills. Fans would yell for him to miss the putt just so that can see him throw one of his tantrums! All this was causing Bolt to lose focus as to why he was out there in the first place.
Bolt desperately wanted to succeed, so not only did he practice hitting golf balls, he practiced changing his attitude, namely from negative and ill-tempered to positive and even-tempered. He transformed his thinking and success came knocking!
Credit: The Amazing Results of Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peale