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On Winning in Baseball and Life

A quick question. how do you make yourself do something productive instead of wasting time? I know I've tried various things, like an alarm clock or making it easy to do productive things, making sure i know what to do, and so on. Is the only choice to just try increasing the odds as much as possible for the future and hope that when the time comes it will work? Is there no way to get to 100 or even 90% success?

I know its not realistic to shoot for that, its better to do the best you can with what you have and work from there, but I'm wondering if that end goal can be reached.

Good question. Let me ask you a counter-question:

How do you win at baseball?

The most simple answer is obvious - "Score more runs than your opponent."

Failure is the Norm

On Kevin Espiritu

I've realized lately that to expect good things is usually not the best strategy.

Let me explain.  In business, when I'm trying out ideas for marketing, client development, or even a new business idea....most of the time I fail.  Probably 8 or 9 times out of 10.  That's OK, and at this point that is expected.  I think it's actually a GOOD thing that this happens.

But...how could 80-90% fail rate ever be considered good?!

Hidden in this figure is the fact that those who fail at this rate are actually taking action and trying so many things that they actually DO fail.  The opposite of this is failing at 1/1 things, or 4/4 things.

If you up the volume of things you try, you inevitably up the amount of times you fail.

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