Wally didn’t feel like playing the baseball game that day so he said, “Go ahead & let the other guy play…”
The problem for Wally is that the other kid never gave his Wally his position back.
You’ve probably never hear of Wally Pipp, but you’ve probably heard of Lou Gehrig…
For 56 years Lou Gehrig held the record for most consecutive games played.
This message is 2 fold:
If you’re deep on the depth chart today…even if it looks like there’s no way anything’s going to open up for you…
Play, practice, & prepare like you’re a starter because you never when that “1 opportunity” turns your whole life around.
When you hear, “Go ahead,” you play in such a way to never give that position up.
& if you’re in the lead position, don’t ever think that you can’t be dethroned.
Every opportunity counts…every customer counts…every situation counts…
Because all it takes is for you to “not feel like it,” & say, “Go ahead…”
That’s the day you fall…& the moment they rise.
“Go ahead,” is not a command it’s a mindset & if you say it once, you’ll say it anytime “you don’t feel like it.”
Opportunities exist for you…but they exist for others too…
Especially when you say, “Go ahead…”
Instead say, “I got it…”
Stay in The Sales Life 💪
(Thanks to Michael Strahan’s book for the inspiration for this post)