“Ninety percent of this game is mental, and the other half is physical.”
– Yogi Berra, Baseball Hall of Famer
Yogi Berra is one of baseball’s legendary players. However, he may be just as well known for his funny misquotes. Remember the insurance commercial where the guy getting a hair cut says, “They give you cash which is just as good as money.” That’s him.
Some would say today’s quote is just another example of one of those times. Maybe so, but I choose to take it just the way it stands. If 90% is mental and the other half (90%) is physical – then we are giving 180%! Can you even begin to imagine?
Now, contrary to popular belief – I am not totally crazy. I do not believe that giving 180% all the time is a good idea. I have seen those people who have tried. It is not pretty or effective.
However, I am sure we can all agree that there is some point in time, some project, some person, some goal – that deserves 180%, even if just for a little while. And none could disagree that the situation would be better off for it.
Sound exhausting? Maybe – but I doubt it. I think many of us are yearning for an opportunity like this. The chance to go all out. I am willing to bet that the right focus coupled with a brief devotion of the 180% effort will feel better and more energizing than anything you’ve done in a long time.
Our motivation, while mental, gets exercise the same way our muscles do – by working it out. You can maintain your motivation by doing the things you typically do. However, getting that motivation highly effective and clearly defined takes a little more push. I encourage you to find that “push” today. I think you’ll like what you find.
Crosstown BNI Connections scheduled to Charter.
Many of you have heard me talk about the new chapter of BNI starting. Well, we have been working on it and the day is here.
Wednesday, October 10th, 11:30 A.M., at the Perkins on Hwy 204 and I-95, Crosstown BNI Connections will officially charter.
Never been to a BNI meeting? Looking for a BNI chapter to get involved in? Curious about the whole process? Stop on by or feel free to send me an email. I’ll be glad to answer all your questions.
*photo credit to philongames