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Throw Hard

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I am not a sports person, per se, but I always seem to explain my difficult work day by comparing it to a baseball pitcher. And, since baseball season is almost here, I thought I'd share it with you. 

A pitcher warms up in the bullpen. In other words, he doesn't just sit in the dugout until it's time for him to pitch; he needs to warm up his arm first. On days that my schedule is particularly difficult, my need to stay in the bullpen lengthens.

At some point—though—you've got to go out on the field and throw the first pitch. The game can't be won from the dugout.

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Step Up

Is it time to step up? You know what I mean, right? You know you need to do something, but you aren't doing it.

And, why is that? Why aren't you stepping up?

A lot of people don't step up because they don't feel ready. Some don't like the feeling of commitment. And some are so comfortable where they're at that they dread moving forward.

If this is you, you might want to rethink your reason for not stepping up. That's because nothing dampens your spirit more than talking yourself out of doing what your spirit knows you need. When this internal system is not satisfied, it will kick up tons of dirt like a horse in a full gallop. 

So, what can you do about that? Well, simply put, just stop. Stand still. Look at where you want to go. Realize that you don't need to be fully ready to go there. Just begin moving in that direction. You can do a correction as needed.

As far a feeling uncomfortable, remember this. When you're comfortable, you're pretty much on automatic pilot. Meaning, you are repeating the same thing without thinking about it. (That's not bad, it's just that we're wanting you to grow and move forward.)

And, what about someone not wanting to commit. Well, this one is deep. There are many reasons this one comes up. For some, committing leaves you vulnerable. Vulnerable to criticism. For some, it feels like a trap. But in my opinion, the #1 reason for lack of commitment is lack of self-belief. 

Please figure out what's next for you and do something about it. You won't believe how much beauty, happiness, and success is waiting for you if you'll just step up.

If you need anything, just email me. I'm always here to help. ⚅⚄