The allure of future success

There was a tremendous profile of Rory McIlroy in the New York Times recently about his childhood, his development and his global success. This phrase about a McIlroy in diapers watching his pops bang balls on the range really struck me.

It’s from the manager of the golf club where McIlroy grew up.

“I often think to myself of those early days of him just sitting there (watching his dad hit). There’s a lot to be said for kids who see something that they want but can’t get yet. I often wonder if that’s what did it.”

Like a carrot in a green jacket dangling in front of McIlroy, the kid has been chasing ever since.