Power Point: Do what unsuccessful people don’t want to do

June 26, 2008, 5:51 AM UTC
Fortune

“One thing I’ve learned playing with people at the top of their game, from captains of industry to rock stars, is that they want to do the things that unsuccessful people don’t want to do. They want the risks and the responsibility, whereas others want the comfort in mediocrity.”

– David Feherty, CBS Sports golf analyst shared this with me in a conversation this afternoon, casting himself in the role of “mere mortal.” When he was playing professionally and had chances to win majors, he’d confront the prospect of a big win halfway through the back nine and begin missing putts. He was, he admits, avoiding the responsibility that comes with winning. – Jessica Shambora