I was listening to talk radio yesterday and Mark Belling from WISN in Milwaukee was talking about people that accomplish extraordinary things.
Bob Lang from Delafield built Erin Hills golf course with the intention of having it become the site for the U.S. Open golf championship.
Senator Herb Kohl built Whistling Straits near Kohler and has hosted several PGA tournament events and will host the 92nd PGA Championship in August.
To build these world class courses was a feat in itself. The state of Wisconsin is filled with pitfalls and challenges for business owners. According to Forbes Magazine, Wisconsin ranks 44th out of 50 for “the best states for business”, barely ahead of Michigan, Louisiana and West Virginia.
The only thing that allowed them to achieve success was their determination, their will, their drive, their passion for a vision and a belief that would not be squelched by government regulation.
Without their true grit, these amazing golf courses would never have been built. These are men of courage that followed their dream. They had a vision and they pursued it relentlessly. It’s people like Bob Lang and Herb Kohl that inspire me and keep my spirit alive.
To succeed in business today, you need more than a great idea and money. You need determination, incredible will, drive and passion for what you believe in.