Discipline and dedication are key for Natalie Gulbis

Extraordinary people tap into what’s uniquely different about them to achieve their goals. If you have a vision and an undeniable commitment to pursuing that vision, there are no limits to what you can accomplish.

Natalie Gulbis, one of the most influential women – not only in golf, but in all of sports – has spent 16 years on the LPGA Tour, but her impact reaches far beyond the golf course.

“It’s the discipline to stick with your routine and it’s the dedication to achieve your goals. All the decisions that you make are getting you closer to your goal or they’re pulling you away. I think about that every single time – not only when I don’t want to practice or maybe I’m not ready to go out that day – but are these decisions I’m going to make today going to get me closer to my goals? Or is it going to get me further apart? That’s something I’ve used throughout my whole career and it has really, really helped me to maintain the discipline and the work ethic that you need.” –Natalie Gulbis

Natalie makes the most of life’s opportunities. From her extraordinary golf career to her personal business to charity work to television, Natalie has done it all, and she’s done it at the highest level.

“Having talent is not enough. Just being incredibly talented and not having any work ethic? You have to have those both. At that intersection are those really, really successful people … I was a talented athlete, but I wasn’t the most talented. I didn’t have the greatest genetic profile, I’m not 6-feet-tall, I don’t hit it 300 yards and carry it the way some players now are starting to – but I’ve always had a lot of discipline and I’ve always known and been able to evaluate where my talent is and be able to maximize what I can do and what I can’t do.” –Natalie Gulbis

Through all of her undertakings, Natalie has always been motivated by competition. She faces challenge with energy and enthusiasm.

“You dream about it as a little girl – what it would be like to make a putt to win a tournament or play in front of 100,000 people and it’s way better than you could ever imagine. The adrenaline rush. You feel like you can do anything … you’ve either won the tournament or maybe you haven’t, but you wake up the next day and you’re beyond exhausted but you can’t wait to get there again.” –Natalie Gulbis

Listen to my conversation with Natalie here. 

Lauren Grancio