Who knew that there could actually be some wisdom found on a tiny piece of paper rolled into a “dessert” cookie? I’m talking about those little crisp fortune cookies that are always on the tray with the bill that the waiter brings over to your table when you are finished eating Chinese food. (Which, incidentally, is crazy in that they do not actually originate from China but rather from a factory in the United States, based out of California. Who knew?)
The other day my husband read a message in one of our ‘fortune’ cookies and, as he passed the note over to me, said “Now that’s a blog post.” Sure enough, it certainly was.
The little message (complete with the winning lottery numbers on the back) said “You can’t steal second base with one foot on first”.
OMG! How often in a week’s time might I repeat this message to one of my clients or friends! I may not use those exact words, but the message is the same.
You can’t move forward in life if you’re looking behind you.
You can’t start a new chapter if you haven’t closed the last one.
Don’t look back ……. you’re not going that way
You can’t find Mr. Right if you’re holding unto Mr. Wrong (term used loosely here to make a point).
Simply put, you must let go in order to move ahead.
The importance of this statement is so profound! I could write about this subject for days and days (but then this post would be thousands of words instead of a couple of hundred and that’s not a post but rather a book!).
So, what is your first base? What are you holding on to? Is there anything that you need to let go of? Are you willing to let it go today in order to move forward?
Take a minute to think about it. Write about it in a journal. Think about what’s at stake if you don’t make any changes. Is keeping your foot on your first base necessary in your life now or is it time for a change?
Today’s your day to steal second ….