The following comes from "Monday Morning Choices" by David Cottrell:
Dr. David Cook, a popular sports psychologist for several professional golfers, says that at least three things happen in a round of gold that are unfair or not deserved.
Dr. Cook says that the difference between the great golfers and the ones who are in the middle of the pack is how they deal with the things that happen to them. The talent level of professional golfers is not significantly different. It’s the ability to move beyond the unfair and unexpected that determines who wins the tournament.
Three Things You Can Do to Make the No-Victim Choice
1. Expect the unexpected.
2. Look for alternatives
3. Spend your energy searching for solutions, not excuses.
“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” -John Wooden
“We are free up to the point of choice, then the choice controls the chooser.” –Mary Crowley
“Life’s rewards go to those who let their actions rise above their excuses.” –Lee J. Colan
“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it’s a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” – William Jennings Bryan
“The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose.” –J. Martin Kohe
“I used to say, ‘I sure hope things will change.’ Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change.” –Jim Rohn
“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. The people who get on in this world are they who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” –George Bernard Shaw
“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it’s expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
“Life will be to a large extent what we ourselves make of it.” –Samuel Smiles