Thursday, 19 November 2009

Minors to Majors

Ernie Banks went from hitting 19 homeruns a season in 1954 to 44 homeruns in 1955. One day he picked up a teammates bat instead of his, and he found he could swing better and faster than with the one he had been using. The only difference is it was 3 ounces lighter than his normal bat. 3 ounces changed his batting average dramatically. He didn’t make any major changes to his training schedule, go on a hot trend diet or go out and buy the newest equipment promised to improve his ability. He simply lightened his load by a mere 3 ounces.

What are your magic 3 ounces?

Success is in the details. The answer is not always obvious; in fact you rarely find answers in the big picture. You have to look a little closer, dig a little deeper. Who would have ever though that 3 ounces could make such a major impact? Think of the possibilities of a few minor changes like that in your business. What could be the key that unlocks success for you in this upcoming year? Where are there minor changes you can make that will have a major impact?

1 comment:

Tracey said...

My Dad is a big baseball fan and also played professionally in the minors years ago. I can't wait to tell him this story!