a batter that successfully hits 3 times in 12 at-bats has an average of .250
a batter that successfully hits 4 times in 12 at-bats has an average of .333
|Ted Williams, the Boston Red Sox|
The implications are many. Perfection is not required for greatness - even the great ones fail often. The little moments and experiences can add up and alter the trajectory of where we are headed by significant amounts. Maybe this is what Jesus meant when he said, "For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it," in Matthew 7.
I was listening this week to Chip Heath, a Stanford University professor and author on leadership and human behavior, talk about this very stuff. He applies it to leadership and says if we would focus on preparing for one better at-bat, it could change everything. This is what I am praying about and pondering: how can we prepare for the next six months to put the ball in play better than ever before? How can our leaders ask great questions and pursue better Spirit-led answers? We will not always reach successfully, but neither did some of the best ever.
Grace and Peace to you (and Go Braves), Scott