“You can observe a lot just by watching” – Yogi Berra
Daily Nugget of Gold 1417
Food For Thought-Yogi Berra
Yogi Berra recently passed away, and while he was an exceptional baseball player and coach, he was probably more well known for his quirky and funny quotes which get you thinking. How strange that is because he really was an amazing player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972 for his prowess on the field.
“It ain’t over ’til it’s over” – Yogi Berra
What an astute observation that is. Of course it isn’t, but you know many people jump to the conclusion that a contest is concluded at the point that it seems that a comeback would be impossible. That’s just plain wrong, and Yogi found a way to set the record straight with humor tossed in.
“We made too many wrong mistakes” – Yogi Berra
Is there a right way to screw something up? Apparently Yogi saw something everyone else saw, but found a way to put it which leaves us scratching our heads and saying, “What?”
“It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.” – Yogi Berra
There’s nothing like losing a game to make a hot summer day feel a lot hotter.
Here’s one that really speaks to the attitude of winning: “Slump? I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting.” – Yogi Berra
Rather than see himself as in a downward trend, he saw the reality that whatever happened yesterday doesn’t create what will happen today. We’ve adapted this ourselves, if we didn’t get the sleep we wanted, we not longer say, “I couldn’t sleep” or “I can’t sleep”, we say, “I didn’t sleep”.
Do you have goals? Yogi spoke about what happens when you don’t. “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra
Yogi took his life’s work very seriously, indeed. He was an excellent player and coach, for sure. What Yogi didn’t take too seriously was himself. He will forever be loved for that- provided we don’t forget him. (Sorry, we just couldn’t resist. Besides, we think he would probably forgive us for that)
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“How can I make my life’s work be more fun by enhancing my own sense of humor?”
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