Sometimes all it takes is a little visualization.
In the final event of the Web.com Tour's regular season, 46-year-old journeyman Dicky Pride broke through for a win at the WinCo Foods Portland Open. It was a remarkable achievement, not just because it was Pride's first professional win in more than 21 years, but because it turns out that he had been holding a hand-written note predicting the win all season long.
Pride has bounced back and forth between the PGA Tour and Web.com circuits for more than a decade, but earlier this year he wrote out a prediction and stuck it in his wallet - essentially creating an on-the-go affirmation:
This has been in my wallet for 6 months I look at it every day. Dream it Believe it write it down and watch it happen pic.twitter.com/fYICaxVwtm— Dicky Pride (@DickyPride) August 31, 2015
Pride entered last week's event at No. 40 on the money list, with only the top 25 players locking up cards for next season. Thanks to his three-shot win over Tim Herron, the veteran surged all the way up to No. 5 on the money list and clinched his return to the PGA Tour next season. Perhaps now more players will reach for a pen and paper.