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Adversity and Entitlement

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Greetings Golfers,

Some people see adversity as an opportunity. Other people believe that they are entitled to whatever they want.

Obviously, these are very different attitudes.

What does this have to do with golf? Everything. Are you entitled to perfect conditions when you play golf? Or do you see imperfect conditions as a challenge?

Were the Wild entitled to beat the Blues the other night? Will they come back with extra intensity tonight?

Have you ever argued with someone who has an entitlement attitude? They are demanding and illogical. They want what they want and that’s all there is to it. And if they don’t get it – the temper tantrum begins … followed by blaming and name calling.

Other ways to define these two attitudes are maturity versus immaturity.

One of my weaknesses is that I try to deal rationally with entitled, immature people. I always think that they will “get it”. I’ve been advised all of my life to “not engage” – but I always do.

Here’s a pretty cool quote from William Arthur Ward:
“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records”.

I hope the Wild can overcome this latest adversity. They overcame a lot this season … but they aren’t entitled to the Stanley Cup … they still have to fight for it.


Tom Abts
GM and Head Golf Professional