You Can Be A Home Run Hitter In Life!
I know, I know this blog is about homeruns for me and the book I have just read is a homerun! It’s about how anyone can hit home run after home run in life.
It’s about a doing small little things every day that make a huge impact on your life in the long run. And the way the book describes it, the long run isn’t so long. If you work at it every day you will be there before you know it.
The book is called “The Slight Edge” and if you haven’t read it, get it, read it, implement it.
In my many travels in this long road we call life I have had a lot of time to think and the more I read and think about what I’m pulled towards and what is driving me is starting to come into focus now that I’m a little older.
We all take our youth for granted and I think that’s part of god’s plan, because if we didn’t we would never experience some of the crazy bordering on dangerous things in life.
If you thought, you were going to die jumping your bicycle off the curb you would probably hesitate to do it. If you really thought those things were going to really hurt you, you probably wouldn’t do them. At the time you felt you were invincible.
When you got into your late teens and early twenties you were jumping motorcycles and doing 150 miles per hour with your hair on fire. Jumping off cliffs into sparkling water. Skiing and hiking the highest mountains. I know I was, if you weren’t you were doing similar stunts of some kind.
Anyway I digress, the things that drive me now and the things I obsess about now are a lot different than the things I obsessed about when I was a kid.
When I was a kid I obsessed about playing baseball. I loved baseball and all of my friends loved baseball and I think the whole world loved baseball because I didn’t know anyone who didn’t love baseball. It just goes to show you your perception is your reality.
Of course everyone in the world didn’t love baseball but it seemed that way to me at the time.
This perception thing is something that shapes your life. It’s shaped your life in the past and it shapes your life now.
If you think about it one day you had a revelation that some idea, and idea you believed in, and idea you knew was the way things where and all of the sudden you found out you were wrong about this belief you had.
How did you feel? You had a perception of life one day and the next your whole world was a different place.
And it was all in your mind. That’s the crazy thing.
Perception is reality. It is. You can’t refute it, it’s true and I can prove it to you.
Listen, have you ever been fired from your job? I want you to think back real hard, think about the night after you got fired.
Everything felt different that night, you felt broke all of the sudden or you were thinking about being broke. Hey you weren’t any broker than you were the day before, you had the same amount of money you would have if you didn’t get fired but your perception of the world changed a little that day.
Hey I’ve got a crazy idea, why don’t we change the perception before something monumental happens.
If perception is reality than we can change our reality just by changing our perception of the world.
Experiment: Take a few minutes and think about how you want your life to be and jump into that life. I mean really get into it, feel it. If you want to be rich with a great big house on the beach, with tall palm trees in the front yard than be that person for a few mins.
Stop, close your eyes and for the next five minutes do this exercise.
See I told you…