In April at the Masters, Rory McIlroy had one of the worst days of his life: He shot a final round 80 at the Masters and blew a six-stroke final round lead. Two month later at the US Open McIlroy blows away the field and wins in record fashion. Many golfers would have nightmares after experiencing a final round meltdown and most likely be super hard on themselves. Instead, McIlroy turned it into a character-building experience, which is a great lesson in reframing a negative experience into a learning opportunity.

"You know, it's going to be hard to take for a few days, but I'll get over it. I'm fineā€¦. This is my first experience at it, and hopefully the next time I'm in this position, I'll be able to handle it a little better. I didn't handle it particularly well today obviously, but it was a character-building day, put it that way. I'll come out stronger for it."

~ Rory McIlroy, US Open Champion

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