Swing for More than a Gold Watch

A couple of days ago, the baseball career of third baseman Chipper Jones came to a screeching halt as the Atlanta Braves were bounced from the MLB playoffs by the St. Louis Cardinals.

After two decades of stellar play, Jones is now retired. Time for the proverbial retirement party. Drop the balloons, strike up the band, and wrap up the gold watch.

When you consider your own career as a leader, is the gold watch all there is to swing for? It seems to me nobody even wears a watch anymore. There has to be something more.

What if the process is more important than the product?

If the result is all that matters, then good luck on staying motivated. But if you will fall in love with the work, then every day can be an adventure and an opportunity for influence.

You CAN make a difference today . . . but only if you swing for more than a gold watch.



Which is easier for you - to focus on the process or the product?






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Coach Brown

10 years ago

Our legacy should be measured by the lives we touched when it is finally time to walk away. Chipper Jones will be remembered for his loyalty to the Braves organization in an era when players took advantage of better deals that existed elsewhere; and for his investment of his time, talents and treasures in the community that he loved. He walks away a very good ballplayer, but he will always be remembered as a great person. I pray to walk away remembered for who I was as a person, not for what what I might have done. Good reminder today Randy.


10 years ago

Thanks Coach!


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