Hall of Fame catcher, Yogi Berra was one of my favorite hero’s when I was growing up. He was small as catchers go, but his heart and talent put him in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Yogi was also a tremendous role model throughout his stellar career and life.
About anything you can find to read about Yogi is worthwhile. He really believed in giving whatever you’re doing, all you have. He also knew the power of and how to use humor effectively. He did not just “happen” to make the Hall of Fame. He had goals with compatible plans to reach them. He stated such, much differently than most of the motivation gurus. Notice the difference:
“If you don't know where you're going, you might not get there.”
Two helpful questions follow Mr. Berra’s guidance:
Where do you want to go? Are your plans likely to get you there?
Tragically most Americans, Christians, and just plain Joe’s or Jane’s do not have the foggiest idea concerning the above questions.
Once you figure out what it is that you really want in life, you will be amazed at the way in which your life will adapt to the inner, intense desire. Berra knew and his life steps reveal it. Grady Wilson, close associate of Billy Graham, told the story of country folks who if they found a tortoise atop a post could tell one thing for certain: The tortoise did not get to the top of the post without help! Billy Graham received help from many along the way. He was smart enough to accept the help offered, by unknown men and women with small gifts to fiancé the ministry and the enormous help from William Randolph Hearst, the publicity giant of the times. Mr. Hearst’s famous line to his newspapers, “Puff Graham” cemented Billy’s rise in his field.
Everyone who reaches life goals didn’t “get up there” by themselves. Others, along with the Lord’s contributions helped along the way.
1John 4:4, “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
Copyright © 2017 Larry Lilly
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