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Rory McIlroy plans his year on the back of a boarding pass (seriously)

Looking ahead to an important 12 months, the Northern Irish golfer revealed his unique approach to self-motivation.

McIlroy is looking forward to an important 12 months ahead.
McIlroy is looking forward to an important 12 months ahead.
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EVERY YEAR, WORLD number one golfer Rory McIlroy plans his year on the back of a boarding pass, the star has revealed.

Looking ahead to an important 12 months, the Northern Irish golfer revealed his unique approach to self-motivation.

“Every year, I fly out and do a week or 10 days of preparation in Dubai before this tournament,” McIlroy told reporters in Abu Dhabi, as he is set to take part in the HSBC Golf Championship from Thursday.

“I write my goals down on the back of my boarding pass, put it in my wallet and I memorise them. I don’t look at them again until the end of the year.

“So in my back pocket in my wallet is a boarding pass with my goals for this year. I don’t really want to share them with anyone else. They are just my little goals; I’ll try and achieve those and I’ll take that boarding pass out at the end of the year and see how well I’ve done.”

The 25-year-old said he has set himself seven goals this time around and admits he has yet to enjoy a year in which all his targets have been met.

“Last year I wanted to have six worldwide wins. I only had four,” he said. “I aim pretty high. Once I don’t need the cards any more, they are just discarded.”

h/t Guardian

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