A vivid example of doing small things well is Rory McIlroy, the young golfer who recently won the British Open. He revealed, before the competition, that he had two secret words that were his cues for success. He invited the media to guess the words, but no one was successful. The words were “process” and “spot”. His entire focus was on the process of taking the right swing with his long shots and hitting desired spots on the green with his putting. No thoughts of where he stood in the competition; no thoughts of how he performed on the previous hole. Rory was entirely present-centered, absorbed in the mechanics of doing the right things and letting the score take care of itself.
— Brett Steenbarger