The game was on the line: Last inning, two outs, bases loaded and I was up. I turned to the umpire and made a joke. The pitch came in, I drove a line drive into center field and we won the game.
Afterward a teammate came up to me and asked how I could be so relaxed in that situation. Now I’m as competitive as the next guy. Truth is, probably more. I don't like to lose at anything! But you have to have perspective: It’s still just a game.
When you’ve lost loved ones, been shot, and faced death, it kind of puts things in perspective. So whenever I face a challenging or daunting situation, I elevate my perspective. Hopefully you do as well...
The view from the top of the mountain doesn’t reveal the red lights below. Is this really that important that the elevator door takes another second to close, or that you wait an extra 90 seconds in the drive-through?
Maybe you think you’re poor. Maybe you really are. But what we consider poor may mean you have a computer, cell phone, and television. Travel to Africa and see what poor really is.
Maybe you’re facing a difficult task right now. In fact, you probably are...
But how difficult is it really? Would it help to change the view? Take a look at the video about my friend and inspiration Kyle Maynard:
You face challenges. I get that. We all do. But change your perspective. Elevate the view.
By the way, I called to talk to Kyle about something a couple weeks ago and couldn’t get him. He was in training to climb a mountain…