Seve Ballesteros on Imagination, Hard Work and Passion

Seve Ballesteros - Legends Report

by Sukh Singh, Associate Partner, Lighthouse International

Severiano "Seve" Ballesteros is considered one of the greatest golfing legends to have played the game. He passed away in 2011 and has, through his life's journey, left us with some incredibly important lessons for us to succeed in our lives...or even on the golf course!

Check out this inspiring clip from the film 'Seve' that highlights how the Spaniard developed the discipline to use his imagination to become a golfing legend...

Three Powerful Lessons From Seve…

"You can build your own golf course by using your imagination - that’s all."

"I always dreamed and visualised myself becoming a champion."

Did you know the mind cannot tell the difference between something you vividly imagine and something that’s real? Imagination is like a muscle, so you can exercise it with small steps, like writing down or drawing out something you want to achieve, whether that's your ideal home or a better relationship with someone you care about.

"I have it in my heart because I want to win for my father."

Seve had a burning reason that kept him going. When we have a burning reasons why we want to do something, then we're motivated to overcome the obstacles that stand in our way.

"I used to practice 7, 8 hours per day."

There are no shortcuts from consistent and deliberate practice! What could you practice more of every day to progress towards your goals?


Is there a dream, a passion or something you really wanted to be/achieve when you were a kid? Share it in the comments below...

[whatsapp url="https://www.legends.report/seve-ballesteros-on-imagination-hard-work-and-passion" title="Thought you'd like this inspiring article on Seve Ballesteros and the power of imagination, Passion and burning why..." ]

Seve Ballesteros image courtesy of Valle Romano - Seve Ballesteros teeing off image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons