I think you have one idea in your head that is way off...WAY off. I don`t "piddle" at anything. When I make my mind up to do something, I go at it 100%. I`m not saying I`m any smarter than you or anyone else, but I have a process that I think will work and work well. If I don`t stick to the process with this company, it won`t work. I won`t fail, that mindset is there....I`m backed into corners on a daily basis playing ball....and my family has struggled to pay bills before, so I`m aware of the stresses that causes. The skills I`ve developed will function very well as a business owner and operator.
As far as the skills needed for playing baseball at the highest level? There are thousands of kids out there with the talent to play big league baseball. Then, there are thousands more with the work ethic and mental aptitude to play at the big league level. I`ve watched, over an eleven year career, too many more talented players retire or get pushed out of the game because they just couldn`t handle the whole thing. Do you see the similarities? As an entrepreneur, you have to have multiple qualities and abilities that you work at daily that will mesh to create your desired results. Competing against the best players or businessmen out there is and will continue to be a great challenge....PIDDLING? Nah, I`ll piddle with fishing or golf....I won`t piddle with my life.
I am getting older...the younger players I play with think they`re invincible and their talent shines so bright they can`t even see the brick walls they`re headed toward. You can talk to them until you`re blue in the face, but they must succeed and fail on their own. I failed on my own...but I`m a better player, husband, friend and businessman because of my failures rather than my successes.
Thanks again for the back and forth...I think we both have a lot in common in that we want to help others "fly" and become something great. You DO have to put it out there...and just go for it. If I sat back and didn`t push this great idea my buddy came up with....It`d be a shame.
I don`t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.