In Warren Buffet's Omaha office, he has a poster of Hall of Fame baseball player Ted Williams from his book The Science of Hitting. In the photo, he divided baseball’s strike zone into 77 squares. He noted that if he waited for the right pitch, he would bat .400. He’s the last player to record a .400 average for a season (1941).
Now, if he swung at pitches outside of his “sweet spot” he would bat a markedly a lower average. Unlike Williams, Buffet noted that he is in a “no called strike business.” And, I would argue that most of us are in no called strike industries. And—whether we realize it or not—most of us can pick and choose the opportunities we want to explore of the thousands, at play.
So, why settle? How much time do we spend, myself included, swinging at “bad pitches?”
Today, I encourage you to, even for one minute, think about what actions you can take right now that will move you closer to your 1 year and 5 year goals. And, act. Being busy does not equal being productive.