Monday, October 24, 2011

Is A Walk As Good As A Hit ?

   A walk is as good as a hit.  In baseball lingo, that means that if the batter lets four balls go by and he gets to go to first base, he is on base.  Many coaches teach young baseball players this cliche. No wonder we are having so much problems in business today.
   A walk is not as good as a hit that gets you to second base. A walk is not as good as a hit that gets you to third base.  A walk doesn't hold a candle to a home run. You can't get a home run if you don't swing the bat.  Can you strike out if you don't swing the bat? Yes, you can. 
   Opportunities knock on the door.  They rarely kick the door down.  Opportunity taps on the door.  You have to answer the door.  Strike one or home run or what if you swing and miss.  That is called failure.  Fear of failure is a big problem.  It does not have to be.  Swing the bat.  You rarely embrace an opportunity that doesn't work out that doesn't teach you something.  Often, it teaches you something that you really need to learn.  The road to success is paved with failure.
   When I meet people in a social setting and mention that I teach classes for people that want to get a Florida real estate license, they often comment that have "always wanted" to explore a real estate career.  Why haven't they yet?
   Swing the bat.
   Most people know that Babe Ruth hit more home runs than anyone in the history of baseball.  He also struck out more than anyone in history.  It is funny how we forget those strike outs.  History records the home runs. 
   Embrace opportunity when it taps on your door.  Swing the bat.  You might get a home run.

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