One day after the MLB All-Star game this certainly seems like an appropriate question to ask. Because answering it could change your life.
What’s your fastball?
What comes easiest to you? What can you do better than most? What do you love to do?
If that fastball is your best pitch, you better throw it. Why wouldn’t you? You’re doing yourself or worse, this planet, a tremendous disservice by not letting it rip and giving it all you’ve got.
That’s how many of us go through life. Knowing the fastball, the heater, the thing you can do and be and move forward with at a 100-mile-an-hour clip is right there inside of us, but we refuse to let it loose. That’s called living way below your potential. That’s called limiting beliefs. That’s called an unfulfilled life.
So what’s your fastball?
For me it’s doing what you’re reading right now. It’s writing, all kinds of writing. Free flow, personal growth, or my favorite…telling stories. If I do it, if I like to do it, if others tell me I’m good at it and I work to get better at it all the time and it seems to touch or empower others… than why wouldn’t I? If I shy away, mask it, or pretend it’s not something I feel I’ve been gifted to do – than I literally shrink from who I am, who I am meant to be and I leave this world with the music still inside me.
My curveball is speaking. I love to get in front of groups, even better to speak to crowds and make an impact by getting them to think differently, to look at life another way, to share stories, to make others realize they too have been gifted and if they pay attention to the little things in life than life WILL change. Change your mind, change your life.
My change-up is doing both. Writing and speaking which leads to inspiration for others and in turn for me… in heart, mind and spirit.
So what’s your fastball? Let’s start there. If you don’t want to feel overwhelmed by thinking about ALL you have to offer this world – which is more than you have given yourself permission to even imagine – at least start with your best pitch. Go with your fastball.
What is that thing? What is the one thing you do better than most, the one thing that makes you come alive, the one thing for which if you really look closely and realize it’s the thing that comes easiest to you – you’ll then understand why you are here – and you can rare back and throw.
Maybe it’s teaching, maybe it’s medicine, maybe it’s the law, maybe it’s sales or service, or working in the arts – like writing, or music, or painting. Maybe it’s leading an organization, running a nonprofit, building a company, or maybe it’s simply being a mom or a dad and running a family like nobody’s business. Whatever it is, do it with everything you’ve got. Let the world know you came this way. Throw your best pitch as hard and as fast as you can and don’t hold back.
Your fastball is the gift you have been given. Show us the beauty of that pitch. Change the world.
Say I CAN. Do it NOW. There is no time like the present.
What are you waiting for? It’s batter up, get ready and let it go.
Until next time thanks for taking the time,
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