I am currently reading “Relentless Optimism,” by Darrin Donnelly, with my sons. It is a fable about an aging minor leaguer trying to make it to the Major Leagues. He feels he is running out of time until he meets a new minor league manager who gives him a new perspective on life.
This manager preaches that failure is a L.I.E. It is Limited, Isolated, and External. Now, there is no doubt I love baseball and instantly fell in love with this book, but this message applies to all of us, not just baseball fans. How many of you let failure become a permanent thought in your mind and you think about it frequently? I have, and still do from time to time.
Those who are successful recognize it, argue with it, and replace it with thoughts of optimism. This type of a mindset is a choice that you, me, and anyone else can do as well. If you’re not doing this, start today!
David Bultema - Founder & Executive Director