Something I Struggle With
If you’re anything like me, you would prefer to just be great at pretty much everything. And I am…..not. I know, I’m a little excessive with my desires sometimes.
A few years ago, one of my best friends on the planet, Keith, asked me if I was interested in playing a game of racquetball. Being me, of course I wanted to. Have I ever played racquetball you ask? Ummmmm…no. But so what? How difficult could it be?
Having been pretty athletic in my youth, I felt confident that I would get a great workout and score some points. Keith served the first ball and we spent some time just getting me used to hitting the ball. What happened next was entertaining to say the least. I got one of the greatest workouts I had ever had.
I chased that little ball all over that court! Every time I would get close to hitting it back, it seemed to go in a completely different direction. I decided to have a mental battle with the ball! “You little twit! I can beat you at your game!” I decided to get to the ball faster and catch it at a more strategic place. Needless to say, There is no such thing.
On top of that, it just caused me to work even harder to look as stupid as I was. The whole time Keith just kept saying, “Hey man, just wait on the ball.” And then he would take the most graceful swing sending the ball back to the wall, and me on another max heart rate journey! How in the world could he just “wait on the ball?!”
Every time I tried, I wasn’t even close to the crazy thing. Finally, slouched over with more water outside of my body than in, we stopped for the evening. (Thank you Lord for giving Keith Mercy in His life! He shares it well!)
As I sat defeated trying to breath, I realized something very important. Keith was a pro at this game because he worked his BACK SIDE off to be so! And he learned a ton about it by people way better than he was.
Here I was trying to win the Gold Medal. What a dork! If I look at the things in my life that I do really well, they are all because I have worked like crazy to be great at them. And I learned a ton from people who already invented the wheel.
That’s why I do what I do for a living. Because I’m really good at it, and it changes lives. Whether it’s Coaching, LifePlan, or Strategic Planning, every one of them helps people to discover how to fix what’s broken, and explode the greatest opportunities ahead of them.
The funny thing is, there’s always two types of people looking at changing their lives; those who don’t see the value and do nothing, and those who do see the value and walk away shocked at how great they are becoming.
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