Friday 18 March 2016

Point to the Bleachers

The following is an excerpt from a Wikipedia article, (found here):

Babe Ruth's called shot was the home run hit by Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, held on October 1, 1932, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. 

During the at-bat, Ruth made a pointing gesture, which existing film confirms, but the exact meaning of his gesture remains ambiguous.
Although neither fully confirmed nor refuted, the story goes that Ruth pointed to the center-field bleachers during the at-bat. It was allegedly a declaration that he would hit a home run to this part of the park.

On the next pitch, Ruth hit a home run to center field. The home run was his fifteenth, and last, in his 41 post-season games. It was said to be one of the greatest home runs in history.

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The point of that is to illustrate the importance of publicly stating your goals and objectives. I could have gone with Kennedy’s speech about landing a man on the moon, but we all know that one. This has a few benefits to it for you, the one stating the goals and objectives.

1) It commits you to follow through.

You would look, and feel, pretty silly after boldly telling your friends that you are going to do something and then chickening out shortly thereafter.

2) You gain confidence and determination.

It is pretty gutsy to stand up and tell everyone that you are going to do some grand and bold thing. These goals are usually lofty and not what we usually do, so it is safe to say that you will be out of your comfort zone here.

Merely by standing up and declaring to others that you are going to do something, you gain confidence in yourself and determination to see it through.

3) It elicits support from others.

This is not always the case, but at least your genuine friends should wish you well and enquire about how things are going with regards to your goals. They can, and should, even offer suggestions and advice.

These reasons are why I started this blog and one of the reasons why I continue to do this blog. I also do it to help others who may be in a similar situation to where I was. I wish to inspire others into action, that you can take your life and your paycheque back.

As for me, I am going to buy my acreage and then start a family. That one is for me, and in truth for my future family. I will do that this year, before the summer is out. (The family . . . may take a bit longer.)

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