If there was an overarching theme to Sörenstam’s success, it would be commitment. Dedication, determination, whatever you want to call it—according to Sörenstam, commitment on every level is downright essential.
“It’s the repetitiveness day after day, week after week, month after month, and year after year that you really commit to yourself,” she says. Grit, if you will. She continues: “I’m not six foot tall. I’m not the strongest out there…[but] I was very disciplined and scheduled and for me to be able to do that so regularly helped me be successful for a long time.”
Furthermore, you can’t just commit for a couple of weeks or months—results come from everyday, ongoing dedication. “My dad told me early on that there are no shortcuts to success,” she adds. “And all the things I do now, whether it’s working for [the ANNIKA Foundation], designing golf courses, to clothing design. I’ve put literally my heart and soul into it, because I know hard work and commitment can give results.”