“…I can do a better job of it.”

Yaaay!!! Adam Scott wins the 2013 Masters!!!

Yesterday, Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters, beating Angel Cabrera on the second hole of a playoff on a soggy Sunday at Augusta National. The Masters was the only major an Australian had never won, and before now Scott was among dozens of golfers who routinely rose in the early hours of Monday morning for the telecast, only to watch a horror show, typically watch an Australian lose out again.

Last summer, Scott threw away the British Open by making bogey on his last four holes to lose by one shot to Ernie Els. At that crushing defeat, the 32-year-old responded with such elegance and class, reflecting so much dignity and pledged to finish stronger given another chance. “Next time — I’m sure there will be a next time — I can do a better job of it,” he said that day. And yes, he sure got his chance to deliver on that promise. He had cause to say after his victory yesterday, ‘I found my way today’.

It’s Monday and another chance to do better what you may have failed at previously. A chance to rise like a phoenix out of the ashes of your past failure and say like Adam Scott, ‘This is my next time, I can do a better job of it’. This goes out to everyone who needs inspiration to try again. Despite his past failures, Adam Scott chose not to throw a series of pity parties or admit in defeat that perhaps, the Masters simply wasn’t an Aussie tournament, simply because an Australian had never won. He went on to break that record and compensate for his painful defeat last summer.

Despite how badly we may have fared in the past, let us all try again and find our way to being better at our jobs, more sensitive in our relationships, more friendly as neighbors, more encouraging as bosses, more efficient as employees and direct reports and more responsive as parents. There is always something we can get better at and even if we suffered a crushing defeat at it previously, we must choose to say like Adam Scott…’I can do a better job at it’ and dare I say, not just do a better job, go on and set a record!

“Aut viam inveniam aut faciam” – “I shall either find a way or make one.”

Here’s to a week of creating a better you!!!


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  1. Thank you so much Stupendous Grace, this spoke directly to my heart. I am going straight ahead to forget the past and press on to the future. I declare…I can do a better job of loving, living and just being! I’m rising from the failures of my past (and yes there have been painful and disgraceful failures) but whatever it takes to make it, I am going all the way! I may be down sometimes, but i won’t be down always. Wow! this hit home.

  2. Yes!!! I will do better next time
    Cos I have the grace of God at work in me, I believe it will be better and I will give it my best to make sure the next time is sure better that the last diligently working at it.
    I bring to fulfilment the word God in my life and our lives , our path being the righteousness of God will continue to shine brighter and brighter until the perfect dawn. “Everyday and in every way, I am getting better; Spiritually, Morally, Materially, Academically, in my Relationships and in all my endeavours” – Bishop Mike Okonkwo.

  3. Oh you bet….. i will find a way or make one. This message really touched me, there are quite a number of things that i have wondered overtime why i got into…..but i will not wonder anymore…. i will do a better job of all of them……*wink

  4. You actually make it seem so easy along with your presentation however I to find this matter to be actually something which I believe I’d never understand. It kind of feels too complex and extremely wide for me. I am looking forward for your subsequent publish, I will try to get the hold of it!

    1. Hello akb48 dvd, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Hmmm, I know it seems a little complex to ‘resurge’ or simply arise like a phonenix out of the ashes of a past failure, but it is possible and the attitude is the first step. In the words of John Maxwell, you can ‘fail forward’. This is not encouraging wishful thinking, not by any means, but encouraging us to note that with the right attitude, one is enabled to evaluate what may have gone wrong in the past and equipped on the basis of a past failure to do a better job at it. So yes, it is not exactly simple like ‘A,B,C’ but it it certainly worth considering and better still worth applying! Get the attitude right and just say to yourself, no matter how much I have failed, ‘I can do a better job of it’.

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