Tuesday, March 3, 2015

This one sentence from the Sultan of Swat could change your life, no lie.

True, he had 1330 strikeouts. But: 714 home runs! Plus, the ol' Sultan of Swat changed the game of baseball and American culture along the way.

His words of wisdom?

"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way."

Is there something in your life you're thinking of trying? Remember it's the things we don't try that we usually regret the most later: the "what-ifs" and "if-onlies." Even if you try and whiff (that's "fail" for you non-baseball-lovin' colleagues out there) . . .  you've still learned something: what doesn't work.

So: what is that thing you'd like to try, but are worried about?

Step into the batter's box, O colleague. Not to try insures failure, doesn't it? Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Best wishes on it.