September 17, 2018
Inspiration for Today
“This game is won 90 feet at a time.”--Steve Stone
Which do you think is more important, a home run or a single base hit? Most of us would choose a home run - especially a grand slam home run. Most of us were also brought up to believe that someday our "ship would come in" - that all of our success or wealth or whatever would arrive at once, in one grand port call. Funny thing is, more baseball games are won with base hits than with home runs. And most ships arrive slowly in port--guided by tiny tugboats--and only after having navigated the wide oceans through a series of thousands of minor navigational corrections.
Big wins and successful journeys occur most often as the result of daily decisions--not life-altering, once-a-year, mega-decisions. Want to lose weight? It won't happen because you vow on January 1 to do it. It will be the result of your daily decision to walk, run, or work out, as well as your daily, even moment-by-moment, commitment to ingest only healthy foods and avoid junk are the ones that will win the dieting game.
The same holds true for success in your projects. While a master plan at the beginning is important, it's really the steps taken each day that produce the results. If you want the final outcome to be great, don’t skip steps, take your bases one at a time, and you’ll soon be scoring a run, 90 feet at the time.